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Ursa Minor


Ursa Minor is the winner of elsewhere's 2018 chapbook prize! selected by former Utah poet laureate Lance Larsen

this chapbook contains twenty poems that follow a girl and a bear as they navigate an empty world. the author, Amelia Martens, is the author of The Spoons in the Grass are There To Dig a Moat (Sarabande Books, 2016), and four chapbooks. in 2019, she received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. she co-curates the Rivertown Reading Series, Exit 7, and two awesome daughters.

here's a brief excerpt from “Early in the 21st Century”:

“The little girl and the bear put off bedtime. The sun is still up. The sun is still up. And the moon is a bright hangnail.”

6 in. x 4 in., 45 pages. cover art by Ainsley Romero