Alien vs. Predator by Michael Robbins
(Poets, Penguin)

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Alien vs. Predator is neither doe-eyed endorsement of capitalism nor #occupy ipso facto censure; it simply sings its fact.
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The debut collection of a poet whose savage, hilarious work has already received extraordinary notice.

Since his poems first began to appear in the pages of The New Yorker and Poetry, there has been a lot of excited talk about the fresh and inventive work of Michael Robbins. Equal parts hip- hop, John Berryman, and capitalism seeking death and not finding it, Robbins's poems are strange, wonderful, wild, and completely unlike anything else being written today. As allusive as the Cantos, as aggressive as a circular saw, this debut collection will offend none but the virtuous, and is certain to receive an enormous amount of attention.

 

About Michael Robbins

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MICHAEL ROBBINS was born in Topeka, Kansas. His poems and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Harpers, The London Review of Books, The Village Voice, and several other journals. He is currently a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Chicago.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by Penguin Books. 85 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by Dwight Garner on May 23 2012

He’s not particularly soulful. He doesn’t, as yet, have overly much to say.

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National Post arts

Excellent
on Mar 30 2012

Alien vs. Predator is one of the most anticipated collections of poetry in recent memory and I’m happy to report it lives up to the hype, and then some.

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National Post arts

Good
on Mar 30 2012

Alien vs. Predator is neither doe-eyed endorsement of capitalism nor #occupy ipso facto censure; it simply sings its fact.

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