Automaton Biographies by Larissa Lai

By Larissa Lai

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

The first poetry publication through novelist Larissa Lai (When Fox is a Thousand) is a multilayered “autobiography” that places an ear to the white noise of ads, pop tune, 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 popular in the women’s, LGBT, and Asian American communities.

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