Eileen Moeller

Poet

Philadelphia, PA 19123

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
WOMEN.PERIOD (Spinsters Ink, 2009)
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Paterson: A Poet's City (P&Q Press, 2005)
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Cries of the Spirit (Beacon Press, 2000)
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The Nerve: Writing Women 1998 (Virago Press, 1998)
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Claiming the Spirit Within (Beacon Press, 1995)
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Fine China: Twenty Years of Earth's Daughters (Springhouse Editions, 1993)
Book:
Firefly, Brightly Burning (Grayson Books, 2015)
Journals:
BlueFifth Review
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Caprice
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Feminist Studies
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Icarus Rising
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Kalliope
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Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century
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Philadelphia Stories
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The Best Cure For a Broken Heart
,
Umbrella
Prizes won: 

The Dorothy Damon Award

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Feminist
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Paterson
Raised in: 
Paterson, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Aug 29, 2018