Alien vs. Predator

Alien vs. Predator Review

The debut collection of a poet whose savage, hilarious work has already received extraordinary notice.

Since his poems first began to appear in the pages of The New Yorker and Poetry, there has been a lot of excited talk about the fresh and inventive work of Michael Robbins. Equal parts hip- hop, John Berryman, and capitalism seeking death and not finding it, Robbins's poems are strange, wonderful, wild, and completely unlike anything else being written today. As allusive as the Cantos, as aggressive as a circular saw, this debut collection will offend none but the virtuous, and is certain to receive an enormous amount of attention.

Title:Alien vs. Predator
Edition Language:English

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  • Thomas Maluck

    This review is devoted to Michael Robbins,and the acclaim in which he's baskin'.Between pop culture and canon his head is bobbin'but greater context is what I'm askin'."He will make your O'Hara stand ...

  • Bojan

    I'm only giving this collection of shit one star in order to remind myself that it exists and is being read....

  • Renae

    I am a huge poetry fan. I love edgy poetry, strange poetry, both the deep and inane.I do not enjoy BAD poetry. I can only assume Robbins himself penned the blurb about his poetry collection. "Robbins'...

  • Joel

    I can't hate a writer who can come up with lines like: "Your tribe's Doritos are infested with a stegosaur. / That Forever 21 used to be a Virgin Megastore."However, the signal-to-noise ratio here is ...

  • Kristy

    There are a lot of positive reviews for this, but I think I'll be the lone dissent. Swearing and mentioning dicks in poems isn't that new or clever, and neither are pop culture references. I think Mic...

  • Megankellie

    Impish, joyous, foul-mouthed weirdo who made me laugh so hard in a review I actually spent $18 on a book of poetry. The title made me laugh and the quote made me laugh. It's this one--"I look into my ...

  • Danielle

    Smug, pretentious, and wholly unenjoyable....

  • Ti

    The Short of It:Sharp, edgy and bold.The Rest of It:I am not a regular reader of poetry. I read poetry in college and every now and then, I’ll come across a poem that speaks to me, but once again, j...

  • Mark Zieg

    I assume you already know that this is not what the title implies: unrelated to the sci-fi/horror film franchise, this is a book of modern poetry.As to the poetry itself...well. You should probably Go...

  • Michael Troncale

    When you’re in a used book store and you find a slim volume in the poetry section titled Alien vs Predator, your first assumption is that someone put a screenplay for a bad movie in the wrong place....