R O B O T
by Jennifer MacBain-Stephens
About R O B O T
"A stunning, imaginative blend of lyric and instruction manual, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens’ ROBOT gazes—like an eye or an LED—unflinchingly at that paradigmatic trope of the "other" in science fiction only to remind us how very human that metal skin might seem and how robotic our own actions may often be. This linked series of poems—in repurposing a new vocabulary of connection and disconnection—does what all great science fiction and poetry ought to do. It reminds us of who we might be as it insists (beautifully) that we recognize who we are."
Les Kay, author of At Whatever Front and The Bureau
"The humans do not laugh because they are scared.” In ROBOT, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens confronts the reader with questions of what it means to feel, to think, or to be. These poems will make you feel painfully human—even as you question what being human truly means."
Eric Cline, author of his strange boy eve
"With dark wit and dazzling lines, Jennifer MacBain-Stephen’s ROBOT gives readers a deeper connection to the love/fear affair that we have with technology, and the inner life that we might imagine our machines have."
Sarah Nichols author of She May Be a Saint
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer MacBain-Stephens is the author of two full length poetry collections: "Your Best Asset is a White Lace Dress," (Yellow Chair Press, 2016) and "The Messenger is Already Dead," (Stalking Horse Press, March 2017.) Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. She is also the author of nine chapbooks. Her chapbook “She Came Out From Under the Bed, (Poems Inspired by the Films of Guillermo del Toro)” recently came out from Dancing Girl Press. Recent work can be seen at or is forthcoming from Lime Hawk, Sweet Tree Review, Kestrel, The Chiron Review, Yalobusha Review, decomp, and Inter/rupture. For more information visit her wordpress.
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