Autoplay by Julie Babcock

“These poems…pulse staccato with keen, austere observation. They blurt out, find reason and dream.”
Marianne Boruch, author of Cadaver Speak

Autoplay by Julie Babcock


Paperback 5″ x 8″
List price: $12 Print / $4.99 ebook
Publication Date: November 18, 2014
ISBN: 978-0988201347
Publisher: MG Press
Language: EnglishDescription:
In Julie Babcock’s first poetry collection, the state of Ohio appears as an astronaut, a cowgirl, and a waitress at Big Boy. Cultural and personal histories collide on worn-out stages, back roads, and gravel pits in order to explore the paradoxes of home– how it holds shovelfuls of experiences we want to simultaneously bury, unearth, and transform.

“A stunning debut.” —Kristina Marie Darling, The Best American Poetry Blog

“Babcock’s collection as a whole soars with possibility, myths, and wonders.” —Sebastian H. Paramo, American Microreviews & Interviews

Advance Praise
“Wild and smart, utterly unique.” —Keith Taylor, author of If the World Becomes so Bright

“Babcock shows a range rarely seen in one American collection of poetry.” —Sean Thomas Dougherty, author of All I Ask for is Longing: New and Selected Poems
“Julie Babcock manages to elevate everyday experiences and to make them into art, not just for those who are already in love with the Midwestern landscape, but for anyone who wishes to ponder the importance of lived moments.” —Mary Biddinger, author of A Sunny Place with Adequate Water

“Julie Babcock’s first poetry collection is a wonder…The beautiful terror shifting subtly through Autoplay will not let you go.” —Alex Lemon, author of he Wish Book and Happy: A Memoir

“These poems—full of heartache, wonder and awe—dream spectacularly.” —Matthew Olzmann, author of Mezzanines

“[Babcock’s] chiseled and gem-like language create poems like the stacks of mirrored tile one speaker receives: they cut and they shine. Either way, they are unlikely to be forgotten.” —Christine Butterworth-McDermott, author of Woods & Water, Wolves & Women

Autoplay is a dizzying compendium, a secret textbook that doesn’t leave much out, all of it converging to form a clear whole picture.” —Nate Pritts, author of Right Now More Than Ever

About the Author

Julie Babcock, Autoplay poet
Julie Babcock is a Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of grants and fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Vermont Studio Center. Her poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies including The Iowa Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Plume. She lived the first twenty years of her life in Ohio, then she made a circle around the Midwest and currently teaches at University of Michigan.

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