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Tender machines

Author: Emma Neale
Publisher: Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this follow-up to the award-winning The Truth Garden, Emma Neale explores the state of the human condition in the second decade of the 21st century, when a post-humanist future looms large and our machines seem to know more than we do. In poems that are engaged, compelling, witty and moving, she looks at how we navigate a true line through the psychological, environmental, social and economic anxieties of our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Neale
ISBN: 9781927322345 1927322340
OCLC Number: 941461048
Notes: Poems.
Awards: Long-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Poetry 2016
Description: 108 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins --
Brink --
Pilot light --
Hunter --
Bad housekeeping --
Alchemy --
Hard task, Master --
Towards a theory of aggression in early childhood development --
The lost letters --
Domestic --
A very bad day --
Natural justice --
The piano's appointment --
PokPo --
Bolt --
Zac and the beanstalk --
Cusp --
Man up --
Any news? --
Tender machines --
Slip knot --
Oral history --
Three triolets: Trust ; Old head, young shoulders ; Triolet for Jim --
Morality --
Perigee --
Wildness --
Rocked song --
Caller unknown --
Ross Creek --
Slice of Life cast list : in order of appearance --
Queen's Drive, Town Belt --
Suburban story --
John Smith, brother of Tim --
The ghost in the machine --
Over --
Feeling only sort of sorry for the robots --
Cyber bullying --
The new narcissism --
Auto correct --
Vision --
Sleep-talking --
Footnote --
Philosophical doodle --
Sight specific work --
Breach --
Stoic --
It beggars belief --
Marshalling the facts --
Huia --
Heatwave --
'Properly protecting the most pure marine ecosystem left on earth was not consistent with the Government's economic growth objective' --
Awake --
Untoward --
Soon, moon --
Groyne --
How to install a glass ceiling --
Global --
Polemic.
Responsibility: Emma Neale.

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"In this follow-up to the award-winning The Truth Garden, Emma Neale explores the state of the human condition in the second decade of the 21st century, when a post-humanist future looms large and our machines seem to know more than we do. In poems that are engaged, compelling, witty and moving, she looks at how we navigate a true line through the psychological, environmental, social and economic anxieties of our times"--Back cover.

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