Warning, warning, robots are coming but don't despair

Professor Harry Ricketts is quoted in this article in Stuff about Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers session, The Robots Are Coming, as part of the Nelson Arts Festival.

"The release of this poetry collection has been likened to an old vinyl record by book reviewer, Harry Ricketts. He found this analogy an easier way to describe this fascinating, insightful and sometimes ghostly collection of 'found poems'.

Ricketts goes on to say that 'side one' (the first part of the book) is the 'techno side'. The poems feature people and machines, sex dolls and spiritualism, plastic surgery and kinetic sculpture.

The second part of the book is the 'acoustic side' and features poems about human grief and loss, and how we can hold on to loved ones after their death, in an altered, replicated, replaced technical version – until it is time to let go."

Taken from Stuff, visit: https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/lifestyle-entertainment/107415764/warning-warning-robots-are-coming-but-dont-despair for the whole story.

Marli Francis-Andersen and Tracey Andersen. Warning, warning robots are coming but don't despair. Stuff. 27 September 2018. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/lifestyle-entertainment/107415764/warning-warning-robots-are-coming-but-dont-despair.