Book Launch: Margaret Rhee’s “Love, Robot” 4/5/18

Mar 5th 2018

As part of the Spring 2018 Poetics Plus series sponsored by the Department of English, Visiting Assistant Professor Margaret Rhee celebrates the launch of her new book Love, Robot (Operating System, 2017) on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM at the WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St, Buffalo, NY. Joining Rhee for a reading will be Michael Flatt, whose book Chlorosis is forthcoming from Operating System.

Peter Myers writes in the Chicago Review of Books:

Margaret Rhee’s debut collection of poems, Love, Robot, is a powerful counter to the dystopic urge. A set of speculative accounts of robot-human love, Rhee’s book encodes the future with a level of investment and commitment that makes the present livable. In the midst of our culture’s contemporary infatuation with dystopia, Love, Robot’s unabashed techno-optimism, its wholehearted devotion to imagining human-robot love—love no less tender, frightening, or ecstatic than love between humans—is startling and necessary.