Oh You Robot Saints!

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Description

Part bestiary, part litany, part elegy, Rebecca Morgan Frank's Oh You Robot Saints is populated by a strange menagerie of early automata and robots, including octobots and an eighteenth-century digesting duck, set alongside medieval mechanical virgins and robot priests. From a riveting robobee sonnet sequence that links weapons of war and industrial fixes for infertility to a microdrama sketching out a missing Sophocles play on the mythical bronze man, Talos, these muscular poems blur and sing the lines between machines and the divine. This lyrical exploration of the ongoing human desire to create life navigates wonder and grief, joining the uncanny investigation of what it is to be, to make, and to be made.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publish Date
February 19, 2021
Pages
96
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780887486685
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About the Author

Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of three previous titles, including two published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere, a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, the Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago.