Robot, Girl


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Jackleg Press
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7.5 X 9.25 X 0.16 inches | 0.33 pounds
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About the Author

KRISTINE SNODGRASS is an artist, poet, professor, curator, and publisher living in Tallahassee, Fla., USA. She is co-director of Anhinga Press. The proud founder and curator of Women Asemic Artists & Visual Poets (WAAVe), she searches to create an online space for women in the asemic and vispo communities to share work, offer support, and network. The project aims to showcase more women in asemic and vispo galleries, exhibits, and publications. She is Managing Editor and Editor of the WAAVe Global Gallery (Hysterical Books), an anthology of women asemic writers and visual poets.Most recently, she is the author of American Apparell from AlienBuddha Press. She loves collaborating and is always searching for new projects with artists and poets.


The poems in this collection wrestle with social habituation and its strident demands on the mind and body, often relaying this struggle through the viewpoint and voice of a robot. Snodgrass, through the use of repetitive language, exploits the electricity of the chant, and the power of the glitch, to shift meaning and its implications....These poems create disruption in the complacent mind and ask the reader to look askew, to look slant, for the truth of how we live. They are a powerful commentary on our modern world.

-Karla Van Vliet, author of Fluency and The River from My Mouth

What a fresh reboot. Kristine Snodgrass's eye-crossing, half-goofy/ half-enraged clatter demos how early and with what gusto this smart poet adopted her signature multi-hinged poetics. Art me, interspecies! This book's a pleasure bot built to last.

-Terri Witek, author of The Rape Kit, Body Switch, Exit Island, and The Shipwreck Dress.

Definitely a "mixed-era artifact." Robot, Girl is one of the minute: poems about a "dainty little bomb." Gender-in-the-face of Kant, Rilke but so roboty (a bow to the machine that makes us). While Snodgrass deals, words play, word-splays. Art me! Funny! Weird variant.

-Terese Svoboda, author of Trailer Girl and Other Stories and the Great American Desert.