Amelia Martens will be speaking on a panel titled "Poetry II: Laying it on the Line" at the Southern Kentucky Book Fair. Martens recently published a new book of poetry, The Spoons in the Grass are There to Dig a Moat, which was the 2014 winner of our Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. For the full presentation schedule, click here, and for more information on the SoKy Book Fair, click here.
Amelia Martens is the author of the chapbooks: Purgatory (winner of the Spring 2010 Black River Chapbook competition), Clatter, and A Series of Faults. 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.