Fall 2008 Reading Series
Thorpe Moeckel: Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thorpe Moeckel’s first book of poems, Odd Botany, was published in 2002 by Silverfish Review Press. A new collection, Making a Map of the River was published by Iris Press in Spring 2008. Chapbooks include Meltlines and The Guessing Land. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Verse, Orion, Shenandoah, Open City, Rivendell, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Field. After years guiding trips on rivers and trails in the Appalachians, he earned an MFA in 2002 at University of Virginia, where he was a Jacob K. Javits and Henry Hoyns Fellow. A former Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill, he is now Assistant Professor at Hollins University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Western Virginia.