The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat

The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat

Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature

by Amelia Martens

Published by: Sarabande Books

Imprint: Sarabande Books

64 Pages, 5.50 x 7.75 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781941411230
  • Published: April 2016


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.