We Are All Good if They Try Hard Enough

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Mike Young has pulled off the feat of releasing a collection of poetry and short stories in the same year. We Are All Good if They Try Hard Enough, the sincere and funny debut book, balances media-saturated satire with Martin Buber-strength notions of care and consideration. The poems ask big questions like WHY? and when the book is through, it suggests an answer: let's be friends.

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Mike Young is also the author of the short story collection Look! Look! Feathers (Word Riot Press 2010) and the chapbook MC Oroville's Answering Machine (Transmission Press 2009). He co-edits NOÖ Journal and Magic Helicopter Press. He lives in Northampton, MA.

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Mike Young's poetry is an absolute stunner. . . These may be nothing but great poems, but I can't think of a paragraph anywhere that can match them for style or cover their emotional distance. --Dennis Cooper

We Are All Good if They Try Hard Enough reveals the gestures & tics of commom experience as portals to the sublime, the theoretical & the silly. --Mathias Svalina

We are all good says the book, says the poet. The poet Mike Young is not afraid of marionberries or MySpace, Nyquil, or Dunkin' Donuts or KFC, or a crucifix on wheels, or Gillis Beukel or Martha Stewart or Minnie Mouse, or Cheetos or Craigslist, or breast milk or milk duds or Cool Whip, or NASCAR or MMORPGs, or a theory of radical alterity or The Decemberists or Barry Bonds, or Arkansas or Crescent City, California. Oh my god, he is not afraid of Chuckie Cheese! This is a reckless, fearless poet we're meeting, and I think we should all wish him safe travels. He reminds me of Marcel Proust. He is that greedy and that good. --Dara Wier

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