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Human Batteries

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
'Home suspended on brass hinges,
I ignore all motion. Alive.
My hands have dissapeared in front of me-

There is beauty in that.'

Consisting of works both diverse and experimental in form
Human Batteries is the first release from Victorian poet, Robbie Coburn.
Paperback, 20 pages
Published March 23rd 2012 by Picaro Press
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Stuart Barnes
Jan 12, 2014 Stuart Barnes rated it really liked it
Human Batteries, Robbie Coburn's first chapbook of poetry, opens with the gorgeous "You are to me as water is to fish;" ('Love Poem').

Its 11 poems (preceded by a beautiful untitled charcoal on paper by artist Sandy Caldow) explore love, loss, lust, lies and loneliness. Nevertheless, there's hope ("everything is happening for a reason." ['Two Lies in Sequence': depression]) and humour ("When my body passes / ... Don't put it on display / for won't they need the space / for more public housing an
Ashley Capes
Sep 10, 2013 Ashley Capes rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Robbie Coburn’s first poetry collection, Human Batteries (Picaro Press, 2012), is a vivid chapbook that contrasts experimental narratives with pieces more tender or direct. As with all great poetry, Human Batteries is revealing, there’s a clear sense of vulnerability to some of the poems and an almost thematic ‘questioning’ of the permanence of relationships runs through the collection.

I asked Robbie about his use of such imagery – cogs, ticks and hinges play a recurrent role in Human Batteries
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