C. Dale Young
Biography of C. Dale Young
C. Dale Young (born April 18, 1969) is an American poet and writer, physician, editor and educator of Asian and Latino descent
Young writes and publishes poetry and short stories, practices medicine full-time, edits poetry for New England Review, and teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. His poems have appeared in many magazines and journals, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The Paris Review, POETRY, Yale Review, and elsewhere. His work has also been included in anthologies, including The Best American Poetry.
Young grew up in south Florida, and his early work is inspired by the tropical landscape of his home state. He holds degrees from Boston College (BS 1991) and the University of Florida (MFA 1993 and MD 1997). He completed his medical internship at the Riverside Regional Medical Center and his residency in radiation oncology at the University of California, San Francisco.
He lives in San Francisco, California with his spouse, biologist and composer Jacob Bertrand.
C. Dale Young Poems
in memoriam Cecil Young I am addicted to words, constantly ferret them away in anticipation. You cannot accuse me of not being prepared. I am ready for anything. I can create an image faster than
Beyond the strings of water clinging to the windowpane,
The Plunder House
Tired of the empty fields, the saw grass stretching out of ditches, the yellow-petalled weeds by the roadside,
The Philosopher In Florida
Midsummer lies on this town like a plague: locusts now replaced by humidity, the bloodied Nile
Beyond the strings of water
clinging to the windowpane,
there were no cranes, just rain,
a sky blurred by wet glass,
a pond corrugated by raindrops,
and, inside, the smell of naphthalene bars,