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Poet Patrick Moran presents There Are Things We Live Among

A post reading reception takes place at Hamilton Ink Spot around the corner. Snacks and bevvies will be served and a broadside of Patrick's work will be available.

Wisconsin poet Patrick Moran wins Grayson Books Poetry Award with his new collection There Are Things We Live Among

Grayson Books is delighted to announce the publication of Patrick Moran’s prize-winning collection of poetry: There Are Things We Live Among. The poet’s unique vision allows readers to look at the world with new eyes. In a world that is increasingly cynical, this book offers respite and delight.

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.

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