Robot Poetry. I am reviewing I-Robot, a mini-anthology of poems about Robots. Each page with similes, metaphors and allegories dedicated to sentient beings. It’s one of the strangest genres I have read so far. There’s no way I can avoid the temptation of reviewing this. Good or bad, it’s such an original concept it demands attention, even a fan base. Luckily, poet Jason Christie brings a light sting of satirical wit with each page, while bringing interesting ideas behind the concept of sentient beings.
With a concept like this, there are two possible ways to approach this idea. One way would be to use robots as commentary on modern society. Another way is through parody. With the image of a robot dancing on the front, it seems to go for the latter. Not to say that Christie doesn’t apply commentary, he just does it through humour.