Professional Biography


Julie L. Moore is the author of three books of poetry: Particular Scandals, published in The Poiema Poetry Series by Cascade Books in 2013; Slipping Out of Bloom, published by WordTech Editions in 2010; and Election Day, a chapbook of poetry published by Finishing Line Press in 2006. Her poetry has also been published in several anthologies, including Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio from Ohio University Press (ed. Neil Carpathios), Becoming: What Makes a Woman from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Gender Programs (ed. Jill McCabe Johnson), and Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting from City Works Press (eds. Alys Masek and Kelly Mayhew).


Julie has received a number of awards and recognitions. She has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize as well as been nominated for Best of the Net inclusion. Her poems have appeared in both Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. Particular Scandals was named a semi-finalist in both Crab Orchard Review‘s and Perugia Press’s national contests as well as a finalist in FutureCycle Press’s national competition (under the book’s initial title, Scandal of Particularity). She has won the Editor’s Choice Award from Writecorner Press, had a poem (“Recovery”) featured as The Poem of the Week in The Missouri Review Online, won the Janet B. McCabe poetry prize from Ruminate magazine, and received the Rosine Offen Memorial Award from the Free Lunch Arts Alliance. Several of her poems have been named finalists in poetry contests by various journals, such as Dogwood, The Fourth RiverMany Mountains Moving, Nimrod, and River Styx.

Many publications of individual poems by Julie have appeared in such notable journals as Alaska Quarterly ReviewAmerican Poetry Journal, Atlanta Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Cimarron Review, The Christian CenturyChristianity and Literature, The Christian Science Monitor, Image JournalThe Missouri Review Online, The Southern Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Julie is active in giving readings, networking with poets, and teaching poetry in the community. She has participated in the Antioch Writers’ Workshop (AWW) several times since 2005, and in 2010, she conducted the first-ever Saturday seminar on poetry for AWW. In July of 2014, she gave AWW’s first-book talk. She has also taught poetry at Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering, Ohio and run poetry workshops at independent bookstores like Blue Jacket Books in Xenia, Ohio and Books & Co. in Beavercreek, Ohio. Many of her poems have been read on local public radio stations in Yellow Springs, Ohio; Plainfield, Vermont; Cupertino, California; and Lexington, Kentucky.

Julie’s books have been reviewed favorably in many publications, including The Dayton Daily News, The Springfield News-SunImage journal’s Update newsletter, Christianity and Literature, New Madrid, Verse Wisconsin, Windhover, and several writers’ and magazines’ blogs. Julie likewise writes book reviews, which have appeared online at Rattle and Verse Wisconsin in addition to print journals like Christianity and Literature.

Julie L. Moore lives in southwest Ohio where she is an Associate Professor of English and the Writing Center Director at Cedarville University.

Photo Credit: Carol Sybenga.


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