The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat

The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat

by Amelia Martens

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Overview

Amelia Martens's prose poems reveal expansive ideas in compressed language. From the domestic to the geopolitical, from the mundane to the miraculous, these brief vignettes take the form of prayers, parables, confessions, and revelations. Intimate and urgent, Martens's poems are strange, darkly funny, and utterly beguiling.

Amelia Martens is the author of the chapbooks Purgatory (Black Lawrence Press, 2012), Clatter (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2013), and A Series of Faults (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University, and lives in Paducah, Kentucky, where she teaches at West Kentucky Community & Technical College.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941411230
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Series: Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 967,906
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Amelia Martens is the author of the chapbooks Purgatory (winner of the Spring 2010 Black River Chapbook competition, published by Black Lawrence Press in 2012), Clatter (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2013), and A Series of Faults (Finishing Line Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in such journals as Cold Mountain Review, The Connecticut Review, and The Madison Review, among others. Martens received an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University and lives in Paducah, Kentucky, where she teaches at West Kentucky Community & Technical College. A co-founder of the Rivertown Reading Series, she received an Emerging Artist Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council in 2010.

Table of Contents

The Apology
A Field
We Will Be Long Gone
Postcard from The End
Free Time
Marathon
Pre-Alice
Already at War
Dear Brian Turner
Shoreline
Bedtime
When People Look to the Sky
In the First World
In God’s Country
B-I-N-G-O
Don’t Miss Our Mower and Tractor Spectacular
Direct Contact
Baggage
In the First World
In the Land of Milk
A Hundred Miles From the Border
Morning Girl
And Then the Idea of Weeds
Late Night Comedy
Collection
In the Days Before Thanksgiving
Pluto was a Planet
Tuesday
Union
Forecast
The Prince of Peace is Herding Sheep
Inexplicable Universe
Localized Extinction
In the Country of Neutrality
Wednesday
Coming Forth to Carry Us
Routine
We Ask for Five Minutes
The Robin Pulls a Thread
Almost Biblical
Historical Accuracy
Pink Pigs and Orange Horses
Dust
Postcard from The End 2.0
Newtown
Disney Daughter Dead, 2013
The Secret Lives of Cows
Middle America
Birth Day
Heartwood
In the First World
Pen Pal
They Shoot People, Don’t They?
Magicicada

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