Join poets Jesse Delong and Abraham Smith for a reading from and discussion about their new poetry collections. Jesse's new debut collection is The Amateur Scientist's Notebook and Abraham's new collection is Bear Lite Inn.
This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and you must register here to participate. Buy your copy of The Amateur Scientist's Notebook and Bear Lite Inn from The King's English Bookshop and receive autographed bookplates, while supplies last. We can only ship books within the US.
About The Amateur Scientist's Notebook:
Jesse DeLong’s full-length debut, The Amateur Scientist’s Notebook, is a collection of poems set among the mines and farmlands of Idaho. The severe landscapes move the speaker to investigate his romantic and familial relationships through lyric considerations of the natural world and scientific concepts. Like the seeds on the face of a sunflower, each poem is both whole and a piece of a whole. Mimicking this structure, or the “struggle of scale,” these poems combine love and science, and the product is both declaration and interruption, elusive and graspable, love and the deconstruction of love. In The Amateur Scientist’s Notebook, the friction between the stone and the mountain demonstrates the wonder generated in this struggle to become, to grow, and to change.
About Bear Lite Inn:
In Bear Lite Inn, Abraham Smith stethoscopes northwest Wisconsin. The poems are vernacularized and bound to sound: ventriloquisms of glacial till; unflinching delvings into what lives and thrives and gets by beyond the garden. Gertrude Stein was right: anybody is as their land and air is. Why Smith seeks to mine a few acres as fodder for deeper and wider truthtelling about sorrow, redemption, and fate. These are the blues sung icily.