Marian D. Moore
Marian D. Moore lives in Harvey, Louisiana and works in the city of New Orleans. In 1998, she became a member of the NOMMO Literary Society, a writing workshop led by New Orleans writer and activist Kalamu ya Salaam. Her love of literature led her to writing poetry, which has been published in periodicals ranging from Bridges to Asimov’s SF. Her book of poetry, Louisiana Midrash, was published by UNO Press/Runagate in January 2019.
11:15 a.m. to Noon
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets I
12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
"In Louisiana Midrash the poet engages the Jewish literary tradition of midrash by entering into it whole body, bringing her life both outer and inner right up against the ancient text, and breathing life, her life into every word. Just as the Bible cherishes genealogy, so does Marian Moore inscribe her own genealogy into the text, as an African American woman born in Shreveport who has found her life as a serious Jew in New Orleans. There are no contradictions because this is poetry; she makes all of her angels sing." -- Rodger Kamenetz, author of The Lowercase Jew
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