George Moore

My idea is to unbuild the city stone by stone.
To dismantle the holy sites and send each fragment
to a different country, a different province, some
out into space. Then start over with a new story,
a new tradition, where even the desert is not sacred.
Each grain of sand a fragment of a fragment
of a fragment, and the blood of the past
filled with oceans.


George Moore's poetry has been published in The Atlantic, Poetry, North American Review, Orion, Chelsea, Colorado Review, Nimrod, Meridian, Southern Review, and many others. His collections include most recently the CD chapbook Tree in the Wall (CDchapbooks.com 2006) and the e-book All Night Card Game in the Back Room of Time (DPP Publishing, 2006), as well as his clothbound books, Headhunting (Edwin Mellen, 2002), The Petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks & Other Poems (Edwin Mellen, 1997), and the paperbound The Long Way Around (Wyndham Hall, 1992). He was a finalist for the 2007 Richard Snyder Memorial Prize from Ashland Press, and has been a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Brittingham Poetry Award, and the Anhinga Poetry Prize. He teaches writing and literature with the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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