“Michael Robbins shakes up poetry world with ‘Alien vs. Predator’” (Chicago Tribune)
Wonderful piece on me in the Chicago Tribune, if you care about that sort of thing:
Very kind profile of me in The New York Observer. Thank you, Michael Miller
With “Alien vs. Predator” Mr. Robbins had taken poetry indoors, and inside the head of the frustrated suburban loser. His work eschews the outside world for a stack of records and trashy television (T. Rex, Ghostface Killah, Xbox and Meerkat Manor all make appearances in the book). If the poem that gave the book its name hinted at the arrival of a new kind of poet—one whose obsession with contemporary pop culture might even have crossover potential—this excellent debut delivers on that promise.