Mary B. Moore Bio

Mary B. Moore has three recent, award-winning poetry collections: 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 the first Three Sisters Award at Nelle, a finalist spot in Terrain’s 2019 contest, second place in Nimrod’s 2017 Pablo Neruda Poetry Contest, and third place in Asheville Review’s 2018 William Matthews’ prize.  Other journal publications of note––see the CV for a complete list––include work forthcoming in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Asheville Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, and recent poems in Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, NimrodCider Press Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Nasty Women AnthologyFire and Rain: Ecopoetry of CaliforniaTerrain (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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