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Loneliness is the Machine that Drives the World

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This is a book to be read amongst the ashes—high on Rachmaninov’s lilting symphonies, low on sung-out days.
Paperback, First, 64 pages
Published May 27th 2016 by Platypus Press (first published May 25th 2016)
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***THIS REVIEW FIRST APPEARED IN The Spark

How does it feel when you extinguish a life
and hold their last echo in your paws?

(“Assemblage,” p. 5)


Our society has been called many things, blamed for the high level of consumerism and growing individualism that borders on narcissism. In his poetry collection, Loneliness Is the Machine That Drives the World, Grant Tarbard proposes to look at society as being the victim of something that initially seems contradictory, given the vast technological networ
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Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
His style of poetry is not one that I particularly understand and enjoy.
He has a good way with phrases, and I liked a lot of those, but just the way he strung them together felt weird to me.
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