Mary B. Moore has published three books and won five poetry contests in the past two years. Her latest poetry book, Amanda and the Man Soul, was selected by Dorianne Laux for the 2017 EMRYS award. Her second full-length collection Flicker (Broadkill River Press, 2016), won the 2016 Dogfish Head Poetry Award judged by Carol Frost, Baron Wormser, and Jan Beatty; and Allison Joseph chose Eating the Light (Sable Books, 2016) for that press’s chapbook contest. The Book of Snow, a full-length collection, came out in 1998 from Cleveland State UP. She won the Second Place Award, in 2017, in Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Poetry Contest, and the poems appeared in the 2017 awards issue and the third-place award in Asheville Review’s 2018 William Matthews’ prize. Poems are forthcoming in Gettysburg Review, Nimrod, The Asheville Review, The Birmingham Poetry Review, the Montreal International Anthology. Recent publications include Georgia Review, Birmingham Poetry Review (BPR), Nimrod, Cold Mountain Review, One, Cider Press Review, McNeese Review, Terrain (Contest Finalist), Canary, Coal Hill Review, Poem/Memoir/Story, Unsplendid, the Indolent Books political blog, “What Rough Beast,” and Atlanta Review. Other credits include Poetry, Field, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Cavalier Literary Couture, The Moth, Drunken Boat, BPR, Cider Press Review’s Best of Volume 16, Sow’s Ear Review, 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.
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