C. Dale Young

C. Dale Young is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Torn (Four Way Books, 2011). A recent Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, he is a 2013 Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation. He lives in San Francisco, California, and practices medicine full-time.

Winter 2014

The Sixth Sense

By C. Dale Young

I am reminded the dove is often heard before it is seen, reminded that the rifle is an extension of the man. I am reminded of so much this morning, […]

Summer 2010

What Doesn’t Kill You

By C. Dale Young

makes you stronger, they say. But stronger than what? Thrice, three times, a trio of cracks—the vertebra with its indiscretions, three breaks in the cement of my neck, one for […]

Summer 2010

Myth

By C. Dale Young

Someone had placed his hands on me, my limp body a stubborn testament to an accident. But then the toes moved. My toes curled. A dream? No dream. The toes […]

Summer 2008

At Camp Galileo

By C. Dale Young

Newton’s rotten heart has yet to fall from the tree, and the Earth has just begun to orbit the sun, the sun just becoming the center of the universe. The […]

Fall 2006

Reciprocity

By C. Dale Young

It almost never seemed like Paradise,the harbor’s widened grin, the loud diseaseof children’s cries in the surf, and green, yes greenthe water’s slick response to afternoon.Not green, the travel books […]

Summer 2002

Infidelity

By C. Dale Young

The sun hovering a mile above the edge of the Pacific, the wind rifling through the sea grass … Early evening of the longest day of your life. Vast is […]