Tuesday, June 05, 2012

News at Eleven: In other words, [Michael] Robbins, sweaty

with pop obsessions, bracingly fresh, pointedly approachable, is unlike any image of a serious, intellectual poet. Which means, if you're part of the cloistered poetry world, he's the guy getting the attention you never will. To make matters worse, he's full of it--talent, bravado and, yes, a little you-know-what. In person, he comes off like the smartest guy in the room, quick to admit to obnoxiousness, somewhat self-important, somewhat impatient.

from Chicago Tribune: Michael Robbins shakes up poetry world with 'Alien vs. Predator'


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