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May 25, 2022
The Beat: Amelia Martens and Marianne Moore
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Amelia Martens is the author of four chapbooks and the full-length collection The Spoons in the Grass are There to Dig a Moat. Her work has appeared in The Indianapolis Review, Cream City Review, Diode, Southern Humanities Review, Plume, Southern Indiana Review, and many others. She serves as the Associate Literary Editor for Exit 7: A Journal of Literature and Art and she co-curates the Rivertown Reading Series in Paducah, Kentucky.

Marianne Moore (1887-1972) was born near St. Louis, Missouri, raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and she graduated from Bryn Mawr College. Early on, she worked as a schoolteacher and as an assistant at The New York Public Library. From 1925 to 1929, she was the editor of The Dial, an influential literary magazine. Her Collected Poems, published in 1951, won the Bollingen Prize, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.


Read "The Apology" and "The Secret Lives of Cows"

Read "A Jelly-Fish"

Amelia Martens

Amelia Martens’ website

“Amelia Martens, a Natural Born Poet,” Something from Nothing podcast at WKMS  

Four poems at The American Journal of Poetry

Two poems at Plume

Two poems at Diode

Three poems at Tenderbox

Marianne Moore

Poems and bio at the Poetry Foundation's website 

Poems and bio at

“In Praise of the Difficult: On Marianne Moore, Defiant Poet of Complexity” at LitHub

"NYPL's Marianne Moore: Writing Her Way Onto the Shelves" at

Marianne Moore documentary from the Voices and Visions series (on YouTube)

Music is by Chad Crouch

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