The Wanted, Michael Tyrell's sharp-eyed, intellectually inventive, playful, and darkly humorous first book, is filled with so many wonderful and surprising ways of looking at familiar things that it answers Stevens' dilemma about which to prefer-"The beauty of inflections/ Or the beauty of innuendoes"-by preferring them both. Tyrell expresses this preference by way of a patient and scrupulous self-scrutiny, the kind he observes in Egon Schiele's representation of trees in which the painter "looked at himself, tore out the ...

The Wanted 2012, National Poetry Review Press

ISBN-13: 9781935716174

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