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Jennifer Moxley

Jennifer Moxley

Poet Jennifer Moxley is the University of Richmond English Department’s fall 2018 Distinguished Writer in Residence. She is the author of seven books of poetry, a book of essays, a memoir, and three translations from the French. In 2005 she was granted the Lynda Hull Poetry Award from Denver Quarterly. Her poem “Behind the Orbits” was included by Robert Creeley in The Best American Poetry 2002. Her 2014 book, The Open Secret (Flood), won the 2015 William Carlos Williams award, and was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts award. Her most recent collection of poems, Druthers (Flood 2018), “elegantly characterizes poetry as a vehicle for immortality” (Publishers Weekly). After her Richmond sojourn, she will return to her home institution, the University of Maine, where she is Professor of Poetry and Poetics.