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Alien vs. Predator by Michael Robbins

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  1. Is this one that would have worked better on audio?

  2. I reviewed this one as well and agree, hearing them out loud is more powerful than reading the words on the page. He has some videos out on YouTube of him reading some of his work and I must say… they are meant to be heard.
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    • I did notice that you had some videos on your review page. I listened to them and got a better appreciation for the poems.

  3. I was thinking that they seemed like poems to be performed, rather than read.
    Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)´s last blog post ..Review: Charity Envieth Not (George Knightley, Esquire #1) by Barbara Cornthwaite

    • I think these would be better heard live than read, but that’s just my impression. Some of them do read well on the page, though.

  4. I agree that these poems would be even more fun out loud, but they made me laugh out loud just lying there on the page. I love the four lines from Welfare Mothers that you excerpt here; they’re a good example of what you say about complacency.
    Jeanne´s last blog post ..Sweet Tooth and Longing

    • I did laugh a little bit at some of these poems. I really do like the poet’s ability to turn on a line and express something completely different.