Art and Science in “The Second Person” by C. Dale Young

April 18, 2013 by aaron
C. Dale Young Divided into 4 parts, The Second Person by C. Dale Young examines first the physical body with its emotions and sensations, then moves into the scientific where death and sciences attempts to heal become a major focus before moving into a 27 poem series of triptychs that merge the two. Finally, the book shifts focus and expands its view to examine the world. Young’s poems comfortably flow between the inner and external world as is common in other current poets, but they also shift between scientific and emotional views of the world: one poem for example, shifts between the idea of the mathematical notation of summation that the symbol represents and a less literal view that moves the purely scientific term into the emotional world of the patient who is saved by the summation of the Doctor’s education.
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Carl Phillip’s “Speak Low” and Confession

April 27, 2012 by aaron
Easily missed, the epigraph by Danial Defoe to Carl Phillips’s book “Speak Low” seems to sum up the experience of reading Phillips: “and I could feel my self carried with a mighty Force and Swiftness towards the shore a very great Way.” Phillips’s poetry is all about the duality of existence as one seeks to find their own place and their own power. The feeling of being pulled by water in the epigraph endures, but one sees that the poems do not force a single definition and the inherent internal struggle within them allows one to see this pulling force of water as both helpful and harmful: the water is just as likely to pull one to shore as out to sea.
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Predicting an Eventual Return

April 25, 2010 by aaron
So, it has been quite a while since I posted on my own website. In the past 2 years, there have been what 2 posts? I’ve barely even looked at it just dropping in long enough to clear out some spam comments or deal with someone who thinks this is the perfect platform to be hateful on. Where have I been? Well, I’m in the process of moving all of my WordPress Plugins and content over to my business website at AaHa Creative and I’ve started a web development blog there.
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