Tuesday, October 22nd, 5:15 p.m.
the Rita Blitt Gallery, Washburn University
“Wry and rue---it sounds like the recipe for a craft cocktail. But those are really the main ingredients in Ruth Maus’s sly wise and expansive book . . . Most of her poems are short—and a lot bigger than they seem, poems marked by gallows humor and a poker face, and with just a twitch of a tell that reveals how much lies beneath their surface.”
-- Michael Gorra, author of Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece
“Witty and contemporary, Maus’s poems are an energetic delight. She seems to blend the magic of the folk tale with the cutting crackle and static of modern life. The results are like blasts from the radio, when you turn the dial—each unique, each with something different to say.”
--Kevin Rabas, author of Like Buddha-Calm Bird, Poet Laureate of Kansas, 2017-2019