Ph.D. (University of California at Davis)
Renaissance Literature; Women's Poetry
She has taught Renaissance literature, poetry, and writing of all kinds in English and Honors at Marshall for fifteen years and previously taught composition and introduction to poetry for seven years at the University of California Davis, where she got her PhD in Renaissance literature. She enjoys her friends, poetry, cats, oak furniture, “The Closer,” “NCIS,” all Star Treks, bad puns, fiddle music, modern philosophy, Miles, Coltrane, mystery novels, shopping, and cooking with garlic and wine. (This list would read differently on another day.) She has one daughter who lives in Northern California, where Moore too was born. Her favorite authors, a list that has seasonal and sometimes even daily fluctuations, now include Wallace Stevens, Gwendolyn Brooks, Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, Ranier Maria Rilke, Irene McKinney, Art Stringer, W.H. Auden, Marianne Moore, early Jorie Graham, Laurie King, John Donne, Shakespeare, William Herbert, Tony Grooms, and more. She has one scholarly book, Desiring Voices, Women Sonneteers and Petrarchism from Southern Illinois UP (2000), and several articles, most recently “Imagination, Wonder, and the Matter of Theatre in The Tempest” in Literature and Philosophy in Winter 2006 and a forthcoming article, “Laura’s Laurels: Christina Rossetti’s ‘Mona Innominata’ 1 and 8 and Petrarch’s rimes 1 and 85” in Victorian Poetry, forthcoming in 2012. Cleveland State UP published her poetry collection, The Book of Snow, in 1997. Recently published poems include: “Five for California” in Connotation Press (February 2011); “Winged Nike” in American Poetry Journal (2008); “Van Gogh’s Stars” and “The Blue Glass Bottle by Blenko” in 2river view (2010); “Flicker” and “Indigo Bunting’s Blue” in Prairie Schooner (2006); “Tin Roofs, a Corona” in Kestrel (2006); “Beautiful Daughter” and an earlier version of “Word-Girl” in Literary Mama Anthology (2006). She currently writes poems and works on an existing poetry manuscript, Ashes, Air.