The Opposite of Robots | Tamryn Spruill
In The Opposite of Robots (Robocup Press 2012), Tamryn Spruill takes on the world, the flesh, and the anatomy of longing. Daring in her refusal to simplify or sweeten "the bitter roots of my needing ways," the speaker in these poems sets her sights on nothing less than a transformation of the static material of depression and self-loathing into inklings of what Grace Paley wonderfully termed "the open destiny of life." As I finished the collection, I felt like the opposite of a voyeur, for Spruill's habit of scrutinizing "the guts of everything" registered as a potent, energizing challenge to explore my "oft-unnerving innards." -Jan Clausen, author of From a Glass House and If You Like Difficulty
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