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OffCourse Literary Journal

 Published by Ricardo and Isabel Nirenberg since 1998


New Poem by Mark Young


City of patterned streets: again the
vision. Torches melt in the glare:
the sputter of resin. To the little

gallery over the gate, between
the towers, we also made ghostly
visits. There is a wine-red glow

in the shallows, grapes with no
seed, grape-leaves on the stair
where tar smell had been, the sea

blue-deep about us. Now one man
rose from his fountain to see what
the natives were doing, & a cossack

rode out of his squad on the other
side of the square. The revolution.

Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for almost sixty years. He is the author of over forty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, & art history. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. His most recent books are random salamanders, a Wanton Text Production, & Circus economies, from gradient books of Finland.
His work has appeared several times in Offcourse, most recently in Issue#70

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