In conjunction with our friends at Subtext Books, The Ink Spot is proud to host Wisconsin poet Patrick Moran reading from his new collection of poems, There Are Things We Live Among. The reading will take place at Subtext Books, located at 6 West 5th Street, Saint Paul, 55102

After the reading we'll walk around the corner to the Ink Spot for food and beverages as well as a chance to pull a poetry broadside on our Vandercook Press.

Praise for There Are Things We Live Among:

“This poet takes everyday objects and turns them into enigmas, mysteries and, at the same time, gets to the heart of what they really are. I wish I could write like this. I wish I could see like this. I do feel, after reading the book, that I have learned a new way of seeing.”—Mekeel McBride, author of Dog Star Delicatessen,

New and Selected Poems:

“Patrick Moran has a gift for ventriloquism; mousetraps, combs, radiators, cobwebs, dust, and knots come alive here.  This book made me feel how deeply mysterious each world is.”—Mary Szybist, author of Incarnadine, winner of the

About the Author:

Patrick Moran is the author of four previous collections of poetry: Tell A Pitiful Story, Doppelgangster, The Book of Lost Things, and Rumors of Organized Crime. His poetry, essays, and translations have appeared in many journals and publications including The New Republic, Crazyhorse, The Writer's Chronicle, and the Tampa Review. He is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.