Ofstad Series to Feature Award-winning Poet


The Ofstad Reading Series will host scholar Julie L. Moore at 7 p.m. March 6 in Student Union Building Alumni Room.

A Best of the Net and eight-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Moore is the author of four poetry collections, including “Full Worm Moon,” which won a 2018 Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Award and received honorable mention for the Conference on Christianity and Literature 2018 Book of the Year Award. Her other books include “Particular Scandals,” “Slipping Out of Bloom” and the chapbook “Election Day.” Moore has won the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize from Ruminate Magazine, the Editor’s Choice Award from Writecorner Press and the Rosine Offen Memorial Award from the Free Lunch Arts Alliance.

Moore’s poetry has appeared in hundreds of journals such as African American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Image, Missouri Review Online, New Ohio Review, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, SWWIM and Verse Daily. Her poetry has also appeared in dozens of anthologies, including “Becoming: What Makes a Woman,” “Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio,” “How Higher Education Feels: Commentaries on Poems That Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching,” “Taking Root in the Heart: Thirty-Four Poets from the Christian Century” and the forthcoming “Keystone: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania.” More information about her writing can be found here.

Moore currently resides in Indiana and is a senior online advisor and instructor of first-year composition for Eastern University’s LifeFlex program.
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