Moore Moran

Moore Moran’s first book, Firebreaks, won the National Poetry Book Award in 1999. His poems have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

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The Room Within is a retrospective survey of a poetic career dating back to the late fifties. A student of Yvor Winters at Stanford, Moore Moran has deservedly earned a reputation, along with fellow Winters students Turner Cassity and Edgar Bowers, as a "poet's poet."

“Imagine a poet who can deal with the experience of Jack Kerouac but with too much intelligence to limit himself to the road. You don’t have to imagine him. He exists in Moore Moran. Moran has many skills, all of them beautifully bright, and on occasion when he looks into the abyss they take him safely over it.”

Turner Cassity