Julie L. Moore

Department of English, Literature, & Modern Languages Cedarville University
Cedarville, OH 45314
(937) 766-7552

Author's Bio

My work thus far explores “place” in its broadest sense. Some poems revel in the wonder of creation or bemoan the damages it’s sustained. Some poems discover connections between the natural world and the spiritual, or emotional, realm. Because of the pain I’ve faced in my own life, some poems search the deep recesses of suffering and all that entails—perseverance and surrender, tough questions and even tougher answers. The poetic exploration of such places, sometimes silent, sometimes deafening, yields an abundance of discovery, even if that discovery is merely a reminder of the mysteries inherent in truth and beauty. These are the daunting themes my poetry addresses. And every time I begin to write a poem, intimidation sits on my shoulder, whispering in my ear, “Who do you think you are? This is beyond you. Don’t even try it.”

Publications and Prizes

Election Day
(Finishing Line Press, 2006)
, Particular Scandals: A Book of Poems
(Cascade Books of Wipf and Stock, 2013)
, Slipping Out of Bloom
(WordTech Editions, 2010)
Becoming: What Makes a Woman
(University of Nebraska Press, 2012)
, Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio
(Ohio University Press, 2015)
, From the Tower: Poetry in Honor of Conrad Balliet
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2016)
, How Higher Education Feels: Commentaries on Poems That Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching
(Sense Publishers, 2016)
, Mamas and Papas
(City Works Press, 2010)
, Seasons of Change
(Outrider Press, 2010)
, The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Poets Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry
(Wipf and Stock, 2016)
Alaska Quarterly Review, Ascent, Atlanta Review, Blue Earth Review, Blueline, Briar Cliff Review, Calyx, Canary, Chaffin Journal, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Christian Century, Christian Science Monitor, Christianity & Literature, Cimarron Review, Cresset, Dogwood, Fairfield Review, Flint Hills Review, Fourth River, Free Lunch, Image Journal, MacGuffin, Mars Hill Review, National Poetry Review, Nimrod, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, Redheaded Stepchild, Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression, River Oak Review, Ruminate, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Sou'wester, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, The American Poetry Journal, The Apple Valley Review, The Southern Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily, Willow Review, Windhover
Prizes Won: 
Finalist, 2014, for poems “Close Range” and “The Conversation of Wood,” Dogwood poetry contest International Merit Award, 2014, Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Competition Finalist, 2013, Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry; International Merit Award in the Atlanta Review's 2012 International Poetry Competition; Writecorner Press, 2012 Editor's Choice Award; Semi-finalist, 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, Open Competition, for manuscript, Scandal of Particularity; Best of the Net nomination; Finalist, 2011 FutureCycle Press Poetry Book Prize, for manuscript, Scandal of Particularity; Semi-finalist, 2011 Perugia Press Book Prize, for manuscript, Scandal of Particularity; Second Pushcart Prize nomination, 2010; Finalist, Writecorner Press Poetry Contest, 2010; Recipient of the Judson Jerome Poetry Scholarship, Antioch Writers' Workshop, 2009; Rosine Offen Memorial Award from the Free Lunch Arts Alliance, 2009; Runner-up, 2009 Poetry Contest, The Fourth River; Finalist, 2009 Poetry Competition, Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry & Prose; Winner, Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize, RUMINATE magazine, 2008; First Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2008; Finalist, Carnegie Mellon University Poetry Press, 2007; Finalist, Many Mountains Moving poetry contest, 2007; Second Honorable Mention, National Poet Hunt Contest, The MacGuffin, 2006; Semi-finalist, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review poetry contest, 2005.

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Mt. Holly
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Moorestown, NJ
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Last updated: Oct 20, 2016