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Eileen Moeller

Author's Bio

My aim in the poems is to catch the reader in an erotics of sound, story, and feeling; the web that stretches between the poles of lyric and narrative. I look for surprises, wait for them to leap up out of the quotidian, like fish breaking the surface of the poem at its ruptures of juxtaposition and metaphor. We read the world through the lens of the body, and I try to ride its hungers, triumphs, joys, follies, wounds, even its decay. So, the soul evolves in its salt brine of words.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
WOMEN.PERIOD (Spinsters Ink, 2009), Paterson: A Poet's City (P&Q Press, 2005), Cries of the Spirit (Beacon Press, 2000), The Nerve: Writing Women 1998 (Virago Press, 1998), Claiming the Spirit Within (Beacon Press, 1995), Fine China: Twenty Years of Earth's Daughters (Springhouse Editions, 1993)
Journals:
BlueFifth Review, Caprice, Comstock Review, Feminist Studies, Icarus Rising, Kalliope, Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century, Paterson Literary Review, Philadelphia Stories, The Best Cure For a Broken Heart, Umbrella
Prizes:
The Dorothy Damon Award

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Listing last updated: March 6, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
English American, Irish American
Prefers to work with:
Any, Teachers
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Paterson, NJ
Raised in:
Paterson, NJ

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