Berwyn Moore

Poet

109 University Square Gannon University
Erie, PA 16541
Phone: 
(814) 464-4644

Author's Bio

Berwyn Moore's third collection, Sweet Herbaceous Miracle,  won the John Ciardi Prize and was published by BkMk Press in 2018.  Her other books are the collections O Body Swayed and Dissolution of Ghosts, runnerup for the Lyre Prize, and the  edited anthology Dwelling in Possibility: Voices of Erie County. She served as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Erie County, Pennsylvania, from 2009 to 2010. She is a professor English at Gannon University where she teaches courses in creative writing and literature and advises the award-winning literary-art magazine, Totem. In 2012, she was named Gannon's Distinguished Faculty. Her poems have appeared widely in national journals, including The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Nimrod, Journal of the American Medical Association, Kansas Quarterly, Runes, Alehouse Review, Cimarron Review and others and in the anthologies, Next Line, Please, Common Wealth: Poets on Pennsylvania, Only Morning in Her Shoes, and Life on the Line. She has poems posted on The Best American Poetry, An American Life in Poetry, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The American Scholar web sites. Her articles have been published in Public Health Reports, The World and I, and the Foreign Service Journal. Her poetry has won awards from the Bellevue Literary Review, The Pinch Literary Journal, Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, Negative Capability Press, the Tom Howard Poetry Contest, and the Chester H. Jones Foundation. 

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Common Wealth: Poets of Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005)
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Life on the Line (Negative Capability Press, 1992)
Books:
Sweet Herbaceous Miracle (BkMk Press-UMKC, 2018)
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O Body Swayed (WordTech Communications, 2009)
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Dissolution of Ghosts (Cherry Grove, 2005)
Journals:
Alehouse Press
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American Athenaeum
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Amherst Review
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Briar Cliff Review
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Comstock Review
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Cottonwood Review
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JAMA
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Journal of the American Medical Association
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Kansas Quarterly
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Margie
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Negative Capability
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New Virginia Review
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River Walk Journal
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Ruminate
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Runes: A Review of Poetry
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Shenandoah
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Stone Country
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Texas Review
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The Great American Poetry Show
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Timber Creek Review
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Verse Daily
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Voices International
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Wild Violet
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Prizes won: 

2018 John Ciardi Poetry Prize for collection, Sweet Herbaceous Miracle. 2015 James Dickey Prize, Five Points Press, for  "Dirty Talk: A Marriage Poem," "A Reprimand of Crows," "The Space Between: 4 a.m."  2007 Magliocco Prize for Poetry, Bellevue Literary Magazine, for "After the Light." 2009 Literary Award in Poetry, The Pinch, for "Pins and Needles." 2011 Long Poem Prize, Malahat Review, for "Namaste: An American Doctor in Nepal, 1952-1954" (finalist). 2011 Editor's Best Poem Award, MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry, for "Tweezing the Bones" (runner-up). Honorable Mention awards from Sow's Ear Poetry, Nimrod International Journal, Briar Cliff Review, New Millennium Writings, Ruminate. 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Mussoorie, UP
India
Uttar Pradesh
Raised in: 
Charlottesville, VA
Virginia
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Last update: May 21, 2019