" Surrealism seldom seems as much like real life as in Young' s hilarious and cautionary poems."
" Confidently balances moments of absurdity against high drama and raw admissions of emotion. . . . His particular mix of the silly and the deadly serious increases the poignancy of the poems. . . . This book of energetic, chronic juxtaposition pieces together a winning, tinkling set of send-offs for friends, and for feelings."
" Dean Young' s work, I've concluded, will delight only two kinds of people: those who generally read poetry and those who generally don't. The former will find a promising revitalization project and unalloyed pleasure. The latter will find, to their unalloyed pleasure, that perhaps poetry isn't how they imagined it. . . . Young is the architect of an amusement park, but he' s also the mescaline-addled raconteur in the truth-teller' s booth at that amusement park. He's both dreamscaper and landscaper, spinner of fantastic yarns and unremitting bullshit-detector. He s initiating protests with water guns. He' s composing dirges on plastic accordions and elegies on toy pianos." --"Threepenny Review"
"Surrealism seldom seems as much like real life as in Young's hilarious and cautionary poems." "--Booklist"