Molly Kirschner at Maple Leaf Bar

Maple Leaf Bar hosts Molly Kirschner at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 8316 Oak Street. Kirschner will be reading from Notes for Further Research.

Notes for Further Research is a step back (in terms of certainty) from Kirschner’s first book Hard Proof. It explores atheism, God, and free will with equal parts of humor, sincerity, and sensory delight. Molly Kirschner’s poems are loaded with dazzling imagery, originality of expression, and a sure sense of timing. Her abiding attention to the scientific facts of the natural world coalesces with an associative, unpredictable, and exhilarating sensibility to invent a language all its own.