“With at-the-ready humor (“The bed at the Atlanta La Quinta/is softer than the rocks in Troy”), Robert Wynne has artfully re-cast Odysseus as an alert but way businessman plagued by timetables, speeding tickets, and weather-delayed flights, in this pertinent and appealing update of Homer’s heroic wanderer. Enjoy!”
—Cyrus Cassells, author of More Than Peace and Cypresses (Copper Canyon Press)
“With each poem in Robert Wynne’s new collection, details set us down somewhere both new and and recognizable. Details are only tools, though. What transforms them here, what surrounds us in the textures, the dimensions, of a world we want to inhabit—what makes Self-Portrait As Odysseus so engaging is Wynne’s inimitable imagination. Another jetlagged poet might have the nerve to steal a scene or two from Homer. But Tobert Wynne has the courage, the audacity the vision for this stunning synthesis of the epic and the mundane. Public restroom grafitti, water spots on a hotel mirror, Graceland, the Alamo—Wynne’s eye alights on all with curiosity and wonder. Let the journey begin.”
—David Meischen, Managing Editor, Dos Gatos Press
Robert Wynne earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. A former co-editor of Cider Press Review. He has published 6 chapbooks, and 3 full-length books of poetry. He’s won numerous prizes, and his poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies throughout North America. He lives in Burleson, TX, with his wife, daughter and 4 rambunctious dogs—but he travels quite a bit.