Mark Young

The bold spiciness of
Nichole’s masala chai

Hollywood Lost &
Found has a neat
article about the
story behind the
story of how ecological
      changes to riparian
systems brought on by
groundwater pumping
in ephemeral habitats
along the Missouri
      River floodplain

      caused the 1882
transit of Venus to
turn indigo & appear
as an ersatz rainbow.



Mark Young has been publishing poetry for nearly fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, and his essays and poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of more than twenty books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction and art history. He is the editor of the ezine Otoliths, and lives on the Tropic of Capricorn. Recent work has appeared or is to appear in Moria, Rabbit, Fact-Simile, The Last Vispo Anthology, Eccolinguistics, Mascara, Ditch, Cricket Online Review, 3 a.m., Eratio, Streetcake Magazine, Gobbet, Cordite, Country Music, Quarter After, BlazeVOX, and Marsh Hawk Review amongst other places. For a general note on Mark’s poetics, see his ‘Stochastic Acts: the search string as poetry’ (