UM Creative Writing Program Hosts Jennifer Moxley

October 21, 2014

MISSOULA – Author Jennifer Moxley will visit the University of Montana to read her poetry on Friday, Oct. 24, as part of the Fall 2014 UM Creative Writing Program President's Writers-in-Residence Series. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. in the Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall and is free and open to the public. 

Moxley is the author of five books of poetry, most recently “Clampdown” (Flood 2009) and “The Middle Room” (Subpress 2008), as well as a book of essays and a memoir. In addition, she has translated three books from 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.” She was the poetry editor for The Baffler from 1997 to 2010 and a contributing editor to The Poker from 2003 to 2008. Moxley is professor of poetry and poetics at the University of Maine. 

The next visiting writer to read as a part of the series is nonfiction author Bernard Cooper on Nov. 21. This event is also free and open to the public. 

For more information email Creative Writing Program Coordinator Karin Schalm at or visit


Contact: Karin Schalm, UM Creative Writing Program Coordinator, 406-243-5267,