Amy Leach, author of THINGS THAT ARE: ESSAYS and the ACTC Visiting Writer at UST this September, will give a reading and sign copies of her book.
Anderson Student Center, Woulfe Hall North (3rd Floor)
Things That Are: Essays (Milkweed Editions, 2012) is a book of nonfiction by an award-winning author who combines science, nature, philosophy, and cosmology with an incredibly rare and wild imagination.
In a series of lyric essays that progress from the tiniest Earthy dwellers to far-flung celestial bodies--considering everything from the similarity of gods to donkeys, to the connection of exploding stars and exploding sea cucumbers--Leach rekindles our communion with the wild world. Concerned at once with realms animal and human, phenomenal and cosmic, the contents expand and confound the reader's senses in delightful ways.
Amy Leach's work has been published in A Public Space, Tin House, Orion, the Los Angeles Review, and many others. She has been recognized with the Whiting Writers' Award, Best American Essays selections, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, and a Pushcart Prize. She plays bluegrass, teaches English, and lives in Montana. Things That Are is her first book.