The Opposite of Robots: Poems by Tamryn Spruill

The Opposite of Robots: Poems by Tamryn Spruill



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"With a deep sense of movement and a reverence for the seriousness of play (in the sense of holding a space for things to be experienced in), Tamryn Spruill's The Opposite of Robots asks whether it is our flesh that makes us human, or our damage. These poems, packed with immense curiosity and smart wordplay, are, as Tamryn writes in one poem, "mostly vulnerable": deeply traumatized, reaching (towards) something beautiful, and heart-felt (in the sense of the muscle that pulses). The Opposite of Robots is a gorgeous book that documents the never-finished work of splaying, cataloging, and re-assembling the parts both soft and hard that make us up." -Kristen Stone, author of Domestication Handbook

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5" x 8"
46 pages
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ecjarvis1 Apr 29, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding! Hilarious and thoughtfully done. I'm buying copies for friends, because it's so good!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Aug 6, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

My bookmark arrived Very quickly! I love it. I'll be using it straightaway, I'm always losing track of bookmarks and using receipts or old envelopes :) Thanks very much.

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Catherine Kyle Dec 10, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful and soulful writing from an indie press.

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birdsoflace Apr 24, 2018

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