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ONU English professor Jennifer Moore publishes book of poetry

Sep 16, 2015

ADA — Jennifer Moore, Ohio Northern University assistant professor of English, has had her collection of poems, “The Veronica Maneuver,” published by the University of Akron Press.

One critic of Moore’s new release said, “Each poem is a flammable mouth that refuses to be muzzled. Dazzling and dislocating the reader with ventriloquism, vaudevillian gowns, and sword swallowing, the book’s arresting tone is established by its torero title and first line – ‘In the Year of Our Lord the Electric Chair.’”

Another critic said, “This poet incises language with passion, not dispassion, until breath and pulse coalesce.”

Moore’s previous work includes the chapbook “What the Spigot Said,” and her poems have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, B O D Y, Columbia Poetry Review and other national publications.

A native of the Seattle area, Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mercyhurst University, a Master of Arts in creative writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. At ONU, Moore teaches courses in creative writing, literature and composition; coordinates the department’s reading series; and advises the undergraduate literary magazine, Polaris.