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"Prometeo operates as an opera of poems, singing of our ongoing struggle both with those we love and with the struggle to find love from within for ourselves. C. Dale Young writes with the unvarnished voice we use when we speak freely to those we trust. Not only from its candor but also from its music, a truth springs from these pages that will catch you off guard. In a world filled with platitudes, I’m grateful for these poems, which hold no small talk. It’s rare these days that I’m moved to tears while reading a collection of poems; a part of me often feels like I’ve heard it all before, but these poems broke me down."
—A. Van Jordan
Featured in Lambda Literary's "February’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books"
— Sydney Heidenberg
"...Young, the poet (and radiation oncologist) has mastered language in this finely wrought new volume. Continuing a tradition from previous books like The Second Person, Young’s narrators have inherited languages of religion and desire, and they intertwine in their ecstasy....An excellent book." – Nick Ripatrazone, The Millions
— Nick Ripatrazone
Featured in Library Journal‘s “Books and Authors To Know: Poetry Titles To Watch 2021”
— Barbara Hoffert
"...Young powerfully maneuvers through complex issues of multiethnicity and heritage in direct poetic language, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the many truths his collection reveals." –Publishers Weekly
— Publishers Weekly