Richard Moore
(b. 1927)
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The Embrace
Gee-Gees Were Horses ...
The Gem
Hymn to an Automatic Washer
In Praise of Old Wives
In the Old House
It Took TV to Civilize ...
The Mouse Sets Out on His Journey
The New Courtship
On Coming to Nothing
Plea Denied
The Stream
Under the Moon's Nightly ...
The Visitors
You Were So Solid, Father ...


Richard Moore is the author of ten volumes of poetry, one of which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  His most recent poetry book is The Naked Scarecrow, published in spring 2000 by Truman State University Press/New Odyssey Series.  Other recent poetry collections include Pygmies and Pyramids (Orchises Press, 1998) and The Mouse Whole: An Epic (Negative Capability Press, 1996), the latter with a foreword by Howard Nemerov.  His earlier books include two poetry collections from Orchises Press, No More Bottom (1991) and Bottom Is Back (1994).  He has also published a novel, The Investigator (Story Line Press, 1991); a collection of essays, The Rule That Liberates (University of South Dakota Press, 1994); and translations including Euripedes' Hippolytus (in the University of Pennsylvania Press Greek Drama Series).  Moore's poetry has appeared in such journals as The New Yorker, The Hudson Review, Poetry, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, The Formalist, Sparrow, Sewanee Review, The Lyric, Light Quarterly and Edge City Review.  He has taught at Boston University, Brandeis University, the New England Conservatory, and Clark University.

Further samples of his work and comments on it may be found on his web site ( and on The Hyper Texts, Expansive Poetry & Music Online, Poetry Daily, and The Cortland Review (where a voice recording of him reading a poem can be found).

Page added April, 2002