By Larissa Lai

“Part exoskeletal enjambment, half shared delicate biology, Automaton Biographies wends via artistic industries and unusual commons, choosing up the shards of either our latent futures and our Polaroid pasts.”—Mark Nowak, poet

The first poetry booklet through novelist Larissa Lai (When Fox is a Thousand) is a multilayered “autobiography” that places an ear to the white noise of advertisements, pop track, CNN, and biotechnology, exploring the matter of what it ability to exist at the obstacles of “human.” Lai, who teaches English on the college of British Columbia in Vancouver, is favourite in the women’s, LGBT, and Asian American communities.

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