Mary B. Moore Bio

Mary B. Moore has received four poetry awards in the past four years. Her prize-winning books are Amanda and the Man Soul (Emrys 2017, Dorianne Laux judge), Flicker (Dogfish Head Award, Broadkill River Press 2016, Carol Frost et al judges), and Eating the Light (Sable Books 2016, Allison Joseph judge). She also won Nelle’s inaugural Three Sisters Award (2019), placed second in Nimrod’s 2017 Pablo Neruda contest, third in Asheville Poetry Review’s William Matthew’s Prize (2019) and she’s been a finalist twice at Terrain. Poems appeared recently in Poetry, 32 Poems, Georgia and Gettysburg Reviews, Catamaran, Nelle, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Cider Press Review, and are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner and Wild Gods Anthology.  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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