On Our Shelves Now
Poetry. LGBT Studies. "The dark eroticism that inhabits Miguel Murphy's DETAINEE becomes eerily familiar as each startling poem explores the urges, the instincts, and the passions that bare their teeth 'what is love without arrows?' Human nature's private hues are visceral and violent, sensual and predatory, and Murphy's provocative verse dares to imagine them undisguised, as if to tell us, "You don't even know / the beast who you are.'" Rigoberto Gonzalez.