Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Midnight Crier (at 2:00 a.m.): New Poems

Two new poems are in the current issue of Books & Culture and on their web site. One is a poem I wrote for my younger son. He woke up crying because of a dream about his sister's transformation: The other is a poem about a friend, Mako Fujimura, and his art in the Japanese "Nihongan" mode of painting with crushed jewels:

Counterbalancing the last, I have a sestina about a demon and a doll coming out in McSweeney's Internet Tendency...

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