Mary B. Moore has published three award-winning poetry collections in the past two years: Amanda and the Man Soul, 2017 won the EMRYS chapbook award, judged by Dorianne Laux; Flicker, a full-length collection, received the 2016 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, judged by Carol Frost, Baron Wormser, and Jan Beatty; and Eating the Light was selected for Sable Books’ 2016 chapbook contest by Allison Joseph. She also won a finalist spot in Terrain’s 2018 contest, 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 The Asheville Review, Nelle, The Birmingham Poetry Review (BPR), Catamaran, the Montreal International Anthology. Other journal publications of note––see the CV for a complete list––include Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Nimrod Award’s Issue, Cider Press Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Fire and Rain Ecopoetry of California, Terrain (Contest Finalist), Poem/Memoir/Story, Poetry, 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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