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Dawn of the Algorithm
, Yann Rousselot's debut collection of poetry, is a bestiary of octosharks and dinosaurs, zombies and pathogens, mecha robots and common mortals.
These monsters were raised on a diet of TV tropes, movie clichés, book snippets, and video game storylines. Some have beating hearts, others interlocking mechanical parts. They are forces of human nature, genetically engineered with a single purpose: to herald the apocalypse.
Building on user-friendly motif and imagery, Rousselot draws acute, playful but painful conclusions about twenty-first century Earth. He paints a darkly comical portrait of humankind, a species plagued by heartbreak and alienation, yet driven by hope and, at the very core, a burning desire to connect.
Illustration credits: Brian James Murphy, Osman Gani, Jihan Kikhia, Emma Strangwayes-Booth, Laura Stevens (photography), Sabine Dundure (photography), Lucile Taillade, Keith McDougall, Juliana Galbraith, Christiana Spens, Samantha Wong, Alex Manthei, Delphine Duprat, Mathieu Sourisse, Jordan Glass, Jérémie Paret, Aaron Lopez-Barrantes, Fan Aha, Eugenia Loli, Yann Rousselot.
National Media Coverage. Advance Reading Copies. Digital Marketing. Targeted Outreach to Poetry, Pop Culture, Sci-Fi and Literary Sites/Podcasts. Twitter: @AnOminous. Facebook: www.facebook.com/dawnofthealgorithm. Author Website: www.yesrousselot.wordpress.com"Words and images ricochet like bullets through the collection, poems exploding onto the page like dynamos."--Sabotage Reviews
"These are poems perfectly fit to capture the emotions, conflict and often comical nature of the 21st century."--GeekyLibrary
A collection of poetry sprinkled with striking illustrations, Dawn of the Algorithm offers a technologically slanted and playfully prophetic spin on traditional verse.
Dawn of the Algorithm is an illustrated poetry collection that tackles topics ranging from robots and aliens to stock markets and street signs. In examining the dark side of the human experience, the collection reminds readers of the light in the world: the humor, the joy, and the love they can find even in the shadow of the ever-looming robopocalypse. By delicately deconstructing our humanity in the age of the internet, Yann Rousselot offers prophetic words of wisdom to the generations more connected to their iPhones than their emotions.
About the Author
Yann Rousselot is a translator, writer, and poet. He grew up in airport lounges and diplomatic enclaves with his brothers, his sister, and countless cheap suitcases, raised across the globe by humanitarian parents. He has been published in Paris Lit Up Magazine, The Bastille, AUP's Paris/Atlantic Magazine, Thought Catalog, and the Belleville Park Pages. He lives, writes, and performs spoken word poetry in his adoptive city of Paris.