Author Michael Robins
Soft Cover, 5.5 x 7.5, 80 pages
Michael Robins’s In Memory of Brilliance and Value is an elegy to a modern-day America that is uncontainable, uncontrollable, and unstoppable
What an absolute pleasure it is to read Michael Robins' In Memory of Brilliance & Value. —Noelle Kocot
In his third collection, Michael Robins unleashes the couplet to bring the pastoral past into the modern day, aligning images of grazing buffalo with those of torture and war. In the intersection between reality and imagination, with violence flowing like a river beneath us at all times, these lyric poems offer associative and sonic shifts that drive the speaker’s narrative insights. Like a mad chef on a tear, Robins concocts small poetic miracles using equal parts wonder and terror. His dishes are meticulously crafted and served up with gusto. We cannot help but relish in them.
Michael Robins taps into the harsh murmurs of the daily world.