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We're pleased to welcome Michael Robbins to our At Home with Literati Series in support of Walkman. He'll be joined in conversation by poet Paige Ackerson-Kiely.
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A new collection from an audacious, humorous poet celebrated for his sky-blue originality of utterance (Dwight Garner, The New York Times).
Michael Robbins's first two books of poetry were raucous protests lodged from the frontage roads and big-box stores of off-ramp America. With Walkman, he turns a corner. These new poems confront self-pity and nostalgia in witty-miserable defiance of our political and ecological moment. It's the end of the world, and Robbins has listened to all the tapes in his backpack. So he's making music from whatever junk he finds lying around.
Michael Robbins now lives in New Jersey. He is the author of two previous poetry collections, Alien vs. Predator and The Second Sex, and Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music, a volume of essays, as well as the editor of Margaret Cavendish, a selection of the duchess's poems. He is an associate professor of English at Montclair State University.
Paige Ackerson-Kiely is the author of three collections of poetry--most recently, Dolefully, A Rampart Stands (Penguin, 2019). She directs the MFA in Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in New York City.