Mary B. Moore Bio

Mary B. Moore has published three poetry books and won five writing contests in the past two years:  Amanda and the Man Soul was selected by Dorianne Laux for the 2017 EMRYS chapbook award; Flicker, a full-length collection, won the 2016 Dogfish Head Poetry Award judged by Carol Frost, Baron Wormser, and Jan Beatty and was published by Broadkill River Press; and Allison Joseph chose Eating the Light for Sable Books’ 2016 chapbook contest. She also won second place in Nimrod’s 2017 Pablo Neruda Poetry Contest, and third place in Asheville Review’s 2018 William Matthews’ prize.  Poems are forthcoming in Gettysburg ReviewNimrod, The Asheville Review, Nelle, The Birmingham Poetry Review (BPR)  the Montreal International Anthology.  Other journal publications of note––see the CV for a complete list––include Georgia Review, Cider Press Review, McNeese Review, Terrain (Contest Finalist), Poem/Memoir/StoryPoetry, Field, Prairie Schooner, New Letters.  The Book of Snow, her first full-length collection, came out in 1998 from Cleveland State UP.  A native Californian with a Ph.D. in Renaissance poetry and prose (University of California, Davis), she taught poetry, Shakespeare and writing at Marshall University.  She is married to the philosopher, John Vielkind.   They live in Huntington WV with Seamus Heaney, the cat.  She has one daughter, an attorney, in Northern California, Mary Moore’s home place.

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