A FloodLight Feature - GARY YOUNG

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Attempting to attach a label to Gary Young is like trying to apply paint to the surface of water. The seven categories below provide a glimpse into the life and mind of this modern-day Renaissance man.

On prose poems:

"I was experimenting with longer lines and longer rhythms, trying to write a poem of “equivalence” as I put it to myself. I wanted to negate hierarchy in my poems. I wanted to write poems with as little artifice as possible, poems that began and ended on the same rhetorical plane."
—Gary Young

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