In Robert Wynne’s second full length collection, Museum of Parallel Art, the narrator, acting as a museum docent, brings to life the context and thematic elements of famous paintings. Each painting, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup can, Pablo Picasso’s Still Life with Weeping Woman, and Jackson Pollock’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, among others, inspires a deeply intuitive and realistic interpretation by Wynne. The author of six chapbooks and founder of Cider Press Review, Robert Wynne earned his BA and MA in English-creative writing from California State University Northridge. He also writes essays, teaches, reviews books, and speaks at workshops across Texas, where he currently resides.
“The project’s concept is ingenious but the poetry’s even better: clean, subtle, authoritative, and inspired. It could be a textbook on ekphrastic art.”