Mary B. Moore Bio


Mary B. Moore’s full-length books include Dear If, from Orison Books in April 2022; Flicker (Dogfish Head Award, Broadkill River Press, 2016) chosen by Carol Frost et al; and The Book of Snow (Cleveland State UP, 1997).  Chapbooks  are Amanda and the Man Soul (Emrys Award, 2017), and Eating the Light (Sable Books Prize 2016) selected respectively by judges Dorianne Laux, and Allison Joseph.  She’s received awards lately for poems from Nelle, Nimrod, Terrain, and Asheville Poetry Review, and has poems published in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, 32 Poems, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Catamaran, Nelle, Nimrod, Birmingham Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, Fire and Rain–Ecopoetry of California, the Nasty Women Poets’ Anthology, and more.  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.

Photo by  Marie Manilla 

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