All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace  

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is Richard Brautigan's fifth poetry publication. As with several of his early works, the entire edition (of 1,500 copies) was distributed for free. The title poem envisions a world where cybernetics has advanced to a stage where it allows a return to the balance of nature and an elimination of the need for human labor.

All thirty-two of the poems in this collection were republished in The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster.

Cultural references

The title was later used by Tucson, Arizona industrial rock band Machines of Loving Grace, formed in 1989, and in its full form by British musician Martin Carr as the title of a 2004 album, as well as a 2011 television series by documentary maker Adam Curtis.




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