Robert Long Foreman & Amelia Martens: Among Other Things & The Spoons in the Grass Are There To Dig a Moat

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Left Bank Books

Robert Long Foreman and Amelia MartensLeft Bank Books welcomes author Robert Long Foreman, who will sign and discuss his essay collection, Among Other Things, and poet Amelia Martens, who will sign and read from her poetry collection, The Spoons in the Grass are There To Dig a Moat

The essays collected in Among Other Things reveal the depth and significance of mundane objects—a puzzle, a skillet, an antique cannon, an avocado sandwich. With wry wit and insight, Robert Long Foreman examines small things close-up, casting his eye on what we have in our closets and on our shelves. With the personal and collective histories of everyday touchstones in view, the essays explore ancestry, inheritance, and the implications of ownership.

Amelia Martens's prose poems in The Spoons in the Grass are There To Dig a Moat 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.

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of either Among Other Things or The Spoons in the Grass are There To Dig a Moat from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Event address: 
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Among Other Things: Essays By Robert Long Foreman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807166611
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: LSU Press - February 13th, 2017

The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat By Amelia Martens Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941411230
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Sarabande Books - April 12th, 2016