What’s going on here? Yesterday H_NGM_N released the 15th issue of their online journal. Included in this issue were two poems by Dean Young, entitled “Dean Young Is A Cyborg” and “Dean Young Is Not A Cyborg.” Today when I visited the site, I found the two Dean Young poems missing, and his name stricken from the list of contributors. I’m not sure what’s going on behind the scenes here, but something’s definitely amiss. Take a look at these screenshots taken on the day the issue launched:
Now, go check out H_NGM_N’s current issue. Notice anyone missing?
If anyone has any information pertaining to this scandal, please contact me. I plan to get to the bottom of this.
H_NGM_N _PD_T_ #1 [5/5/2013]: There has been a startling development in the H_NGM_N case (I’ve been forced to elevate the status of this situation from “scandal” to “case”). As of today, when you visit the url, http://www.h-ngm-n.com/h_ngm_n-15-content/dean-young.html, you are brought to a login page, when just yesterday the same page was unavailable.
What is behind this iron curtain? The missing Dean Young poems? Yet another hoax? What is H_NGM_N trying to hide in plain sight?
I’ll continue to provide updated information on this case as more becomes available.
H_NGM_N _PD_T_ #2 [5/5/2013]: It seems that the Dean Young poems have been returned to their rightful place on H_NGM_N’s website and his name has been added once again to the list of contributors. It would appear that the case is closed; yet, something still isn’t right. The poems that were originally published, “Dean Young Is A Cyborg” and “Dean Young Is Not A Cyborg,” have been replaced by two poems titled “Eastern Europeans” and “Rites of Spring.” Why would H_NGM_N publish an issue including two Young poems, remove them a day later, and replace them with two different Young poems a day after that? Is it the case that Dean Young plagiarized the original poems and forced H_NGM_N to quietly take them down because he had been caught? Or is editor Nate Pritts simply trying to pull a fast one on his readership? I’m not sure, but I believe that I am closing in on the few remaining facts that will tie this all together and blow this case wide open.