Ellene Glenn Moore

Ellene Glenn Moore (Poetry) | Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Ellene Glenn Moore is a writer living in sunny South Florida. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Lake Effect, The Journal, and Best New Poets, among others, and her prose has appeared in Brevity, Fjords Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in creative writing at Florida International University, where she held a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellowship in Poetry. She is the author of the chapbook The Dark Edge of the Bluff (Green Writers Press, 2017), which was runner-up for the Hopper Prize for Young Poets.


The Dark Edge of the Bluff (Green Writers Press, 2017). Poetry.

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Ellene Glenn Moore’s The Dark Edge of the Bluff collects wonderfully whirling, watery poems that dive into dark oceans always surfacing to dazzling light. Moore’s imaginative force travels the world (particularly the natural world), illuminating love, familial ties, and distance. Her meditations on human connection, her lyricism and grace, her precision and astonishment make The Dark Edge of the Bluff a welcome debut.” —Denise Duhamel, author of Scald
“Think of Emily Dickinson with a passport and you’ll get a hint of what Ellene Glenn Moore’s poems are like as they take you from a New Orleans bike shop to a temple in southern Italy, from Florida’s shores to backwoods Georgia, from childhood to the present day. It’s no surprise that one of them is called ‘Meditation on Distance,’ but this lovely, luminous collection is a meditation on intimacy as well, on the world as a portal through which we pass on the way to our truest hearts.” —David Kirby, author of Talking about Movies with Jesus
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