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Product Details

  • Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: The National Poetry Review Press; First Edition edition (August 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935716174
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935716174
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,049,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book's great merit is not simply that Tyrell has managed to order the chaos of this world to create what Frost famously called "a momentary stay against confusion," but that in doing so he has managed also to convey the very chaos itself... [I]n much of The Wanted, we find Tyrell's linguistic flair coupled with a subject of emotional resonance; clever language and deft timing are the means through which this poet accesses his speaker's painful past. --Ben Evans, The Huffington Post

Tyrell appears poised to stake his claim as a serious and original voice that writes from the heart of America's techno-anxiety. His debut is peppered with lines and poems that are both hair-raising and irreducible. --Publishers Weekly

More About the Author

Michael Tyrell lives in New York and teaches writing at NYU. He is the author of the poetry collection The Wanted (The National Poetry Review Press, 2012) and his poems have appeared in Agni, The Canary, Fogged Clarity, New England Review, The New Republic, The New York Times, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Sycamore Review and Yale Review. With Julia Spicher Kasdorf, he edited the anthology Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (NYU Press, 2007).

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By Chasemanhattan on August 23, 2013
Format: Paperback
The poems in this book have quickly become my favorite. Moving through multiple ideas and including some of the most amazing lines I have found in any recent poetry books, this book blew me away. Great buy and great read.
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