Are friends electric? / Helen Heath.
By: Heath, Helen.Material type: BookPublisher: Wellington [New Zealand] : Victoria University Press, Copyright date: ©2018Description: 90 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561902; 1776561902.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.3
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Are Friends Electric? offers a vivid and moving vision of a past, present and future mediated by technology. The first part of Helen Heath's bold new collection is comprised largely of found poems which emerge from conversations about sex bots, people who feel an intimate love for bridges, fences and buildings, a meditation on Theo Jansen's beautifully strange animal sculptures, and the lives of birds in cities.A series of speculative poems further explores questions of how we incorporate technology into our lives and bodies. In these poems on grief, Heath asks how technology can keep us close with those we have lost. How might our experiences of grieving and remembering be altered?
I. Are friends electric?: Reproach -- The owners -- The object of her desire -- Anatomical Venus -- Illuminated -- Pay attention -- The vehicle of my secret soul -- Standbeests -- In Pripyat, a ghost city -- The girl with the mouse-like eyes -- Permeable bodies -- Plastic brains -- I ate my brother -- Run rabbit -- Tree, a love story -- Greg and the bird -- The bird and Greg -- Ward audio -- Things with faces -- Lo and behold -- Kismet -- The Anthropocene -- II. Reprogramming the heart: You -- Reprogramming the heart -- That's it -- A rise in starlings -- In this machine -- Memory that brings form -- Consultation -- My body as a leaky vessel -- Grief -- Running -- Reiteration -- Conceived -- Things that decay -- Return home -- The house -- A handful of dust -- Inner space -- Enfleshed memory -- Uncanny -- In the lineage temple -- Tiny hands, nimble fingers -- How to save a life -- Never-dead, never-born -- Two too many -- Spilling out all over -- Clarity -- Loss -- The wave -- Ariel -- Possession -- Reject the one code that translates perfectly -- Cooking the hantu -- Saying goodbye -- The forest -- Still with us.