Julie L. Moore is the author of four books of poetry: Full Worm Moon and Particular Scandals, both published in The Poiema Poetry Series by Cascade Books (2018 and 2013, respectively); 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 The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Poets Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry, from Wipf & Stock (ed. D.S. Martin).


Julie has received a number of awards and recognitions. Five of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and her work has also 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, won the Janet B. McCabe poetry prize from Ruminate magazine, and received the Rosine Offen Memorial Award from the Free Lunch Arts Alliance.

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

Julie is active in giving readings, networking with poets, and teaching poetry in the community. She has taught poetry at the Antioch Writers’ Workshop several times as well as at local arts centers. She’s run poetry workshops at independent bookstores and elsewhere. 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 Englewood Review of Books, Image journal’s Update newsletter, Christianity and Literature, New Madrid, Verse Wisconsin, Windhover, The Dayton Daily News, The Springfield News-Sun, and several writers’ and magazines’ blogs.

Julie likewise writes essays and book reviews. Her creative nonfiction essay, “Silent Night,” was pulished by Relief Journal and became a Web feature. Her book reviews have appeared online at Relief Journal, Rattle and Verse Wisconsin in addition to print journals like Christianity and Literature.

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

Photo Credit: Carol Sybenga.