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Author Amelia Martens Kicks Off UC Clermont Poetry Series Oct. 4

Award-winning poet Amelia Martens will hold a public reading and book signing event at 10:10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, in UC Clermont College's Park National Bank Art Gallery.

Date: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Amanda Chalifoux
Phone: (513) 558-8199

UC ingot   The UC Clermont 2017-18 Poetry Series will welcome its first of four authors to the college’s Batavia campus during the academic year on Oct. 4.

Amelia Martens is author of “The Spoons in the Grass are There to Dig a Moat,” selected by Sarabande Books for the 2014 Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. Martens’s chapbooks include “Purgatory” (Black Lawrence Press, 2012), “Clatter” (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2013) and “A Series of Faults” (Finishing Line Press, 2014).

Her work has received support from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Arts Council. Together with her husband, Martens launched the Rivertown Reading Series, Exit 7: A Journal of Literature and Art.

“The UC Clermont Poetry Series has been bringing local and national poets to the college for more than ten years, to read from their work, talk with audiences, and conduct masterclasses,” said Phoebe Reeves, associate professor of English. “For the students, it’s a chance to have a conversation with someone who’s putting all our classroom theories into practice. It’s an inspiring experience for all of us.”

Martens will be on hand on Oct. 4 for a Conversation with the Poet at 10:10 a.m. followed by a Reading and Book Signing at 11:15 a.m. in the UC Clermont Park National Bank Art Gallery.