Mary B (Mary Barbara) Moore


239 11th Ave West
Huntington, WV 25701
304 6972472

Author's Bio

Mary B. Moore's three poetry books and several chapbooks include Orison Books' Dear If  due out late 2021; Flicker, which won the 2016 Dogfish Head Book Award, judges Carol Frost, Baron Wormser, and Jan Beatty; and The Book Of Snow, which  Cleveland State University published in 1998. Her chapbooks are Amanda and the Man Soul, 2017 Emrys prize, judge, Dorianne Laux; and Eating the Light, 2016 Sable Books award, judge Allison Joseph. She's also won awards from Nelle, Nimrod, Terrain, and Asheville Poetry Reveiw. Poems appeared lately in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Georgia ReviewGettysburg Review, NimrodNelleNasty Woman Poets Anthology, Fire and Rain: Eco-Poetry of California, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Asheville Review, Catamaran, and elsewhere. A retired professor at Marshall University, she taught and published articles and one critical book on women's poetry, poetry and Renaissance literature, and lives with her husband, the philosopher, John Vielkind, and the cat, Seamus Heaney in Huntington WV.  Her daughter lives in Northern California, Moore's long-time home and birthplace.

Publications & Prizes

Dear If (Orison Books, 2021)
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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Born in: 
Pasadena, CA
Raised in: 
All Around, CA
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Last update: Jul 11, 2021