Mary B (Mary Barbara) Moore


239 11th Ave West
Huntington, WV 25701
304 6972472

Author's Bio

Mary B. Moore won seven awards between 2016 and 2019, three including book publication: Amanda and the Man Soul, 2017 Emrys prize, judge, Dorianne Laux; Flicker, a full-length collection, 2016 Dogfish Head Award (Broadkill River Press), judges Carol Frost, Baron Wormser, and Jan Beatty; Eating the Light, 2016 Sable Books award, judge Allison Joseph. Poems are forthcoming in Poetryand The 2019 Orison Anthology, and have appeared lately lately in Georgia ReviewGettysburg Review,NimrodNelleNasty Woman Poets Anthology, Fire and Rain: Eco-Poetry of California, Orison Anthology, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Asheville Review,,Catamaran, and elsewhere. Her first full-length collection, The Book Of Snow, came out from Cleveland State University in 1998. She held a professorship at Marshall University teaching poetry and Renaissance literature, and lives with her husband, the philosopher, John Vielkind, and the cat, Seamus Heaney in Huntington WV.  Her daughter is an attorney in Northern California. 

Publications & Prizes

Amanda and the Man Soul (Emrys Press, 2017)
Eating the Light (Sable Books, 2016)
Flicker (Broadkill River Press, 2016)
The Book of Snow (CSU Poetry Center, 1998)
Prizes won: 
  • Three Sisters' Award, Nelle, 2019.  Post-Publication & Honrarium.
  • Finalist, Terrain, A Journal of the Lived Environment, 2019.  Publication & Honorarium.
  • Second Finalist, The William Matthews Prize, Asheville Poetry Review, 2018.  Publication
  • Second Place Award, The Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod, 2017.  Publication, Honorarium, Conference & Reading.
  • Winner, Emrys Foundation Prize (chapbook publication), 2017.  Publication & Honorarium.
  • Winner, Dogfish Head Award (full-length book publication), 2016.  Publication & Honorarium.
  • Winner Sable Books Award (chapbook publication), 2016. Publication & Honorarium.
  • Finalist, Terrain, A Journal of the Lived Environment.  2015.  Publication.


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Pasadena, CA
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All Around, CA
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Last update: May 03, 2019