BookPeople of Moscow celebrated the release of Robert Wrigley’s “Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems” Monday night.
“We were very excited to be having a publication party for him,” said Carol Spurling, a co-owner of BookPeople Moscow.
BookPeople hosts many readings and signings throughout the year from authors of various books and sometimes films, with Wrigley the first for the month of April.
Having the readings and other events is a way to bring new people to the store and give it a different atmosphere, Spurling said.
Also, she said that there is an abundance
of literary talent in the world and having events that showcase that is important.
Wrigley is a professor at the University of Idaho in the Masters of Fine Arts creative writing program, and this is his tenth publication.
Spurling said they have had Wrigley read at BookPeople before and she always enjoys his readings.
His new publication is poetry that “examines the world through the lens of melancholia,” while at the same time celebrating humanity.
Wrigley said that he was excited for the release of his new publication and to celebrate with the people of Moscow.
Allison Griffith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org