Author(s): Anton Mischewski
In Pre-Tumourescent Anton Mischewski applies intellectual vigour and a passionate engagement with cultural history, literature and the arts to these poems about love and life. The results are poems of emotional force and lasting resonance. Mischewski's '13 Ways of Looking at Sperm', is one of the best parodies of Wallace Steven's 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird' you will read. Mischewski's parody is made all the more ironic by being only twelve ways. In a poetry that references Emily Dickinson's 'Slant of Light ' in its heightened intensities Mischewski uses dashes to interesting effect in the manner of Dickinson. These are poems that are 'tigered bright' in their expressiveness and philosophical undercurrents.