St. Paul poet's new collection delivers life with a twist

Jim Moore
"Invisible Strings" is Jim Moore's seventh collection of poems. He says after doing his last book which was about a more narrative collection the death of his mother, he wanted to experiment with writing shorter, quicker pieces. He attempted to write seven poems a day for six years, and "Invisible Strings" is the much-edited result.
MPR photo/Euan Kerr

In his new collection "Invisible Strings," St. Paul poet Jim Moore lays out complex human stories in just a few lines.

He says he wanted the poems to deal with subjects often found in poetry: life, love, nature, and sadness. Yet he told Euan Kerr he wanted to deliver them with a twist.

Jim Moore will read at the publication party for his collection "Invisible Strings" tonight at Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Open Book in Minneapolis.

He will also read at Birchbark Books in Minneapolis on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m., and Micawber's Books in St. Paul on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

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