Drone Hive Strange is the personal blog of Micah Robbins. The title is taken from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, “Human Life,” in which he writes: “O Man! thou vessel purposeless, unmeant, / Yet drone-hive strange of phantom purposes!”
Micah Robbins is Assistant Professor of English at the American University in Dubai. He graduated with a BA in Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2004 (cum laude) and completed the requirements for a MA in English from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2007, where he wrote the thesis Coleridge and Synesthesia. He was awarded a PhD in English at Southern Methodist University in 2013. His research interests include 20th and 21st century US literature, postmodern theory and culture, and small press newspaper and literary publishing. He is currently working on Total Assault on the Culture! Cold War American Satire and the Rhetoric of Liberation, a book that analyzes an aggressive mode of performative satire in literary and extra-literary texts between 1945 and 1991.
Micah is also a practicing poet and the former editor/publisher of Interbirth Books, Say It With Stones, and Sous les Pavés. His poems have appeared in Superficial Flesh, Shelf Life Magazine, Kadar Koli, No Contest, and Upstairs at Duroc. His chapbook Crass Songs of Sand & Brine was published by Habenicht Press in 2010.
You can learn more about Micah by visiting micahrobbins.com.