Cedarville Professor's Poetry Book To Be Released

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-A Cedarville University professor’s chapbook of poems will be released on December 8, 2006. Julie L. Moore, assistant professor of English at Cedarville University, wrote Election Day (Finishing Line Press, $14) to explore the expanse between awe and uncertainty, perseverance and surrender, tough questions and even tougher answers.

“Attentive to the natural world and human relations, resisting all easy consolations, Moore explores her own mysterious illness, a friend’s suicide, and the complex network of her life with clarity and insight. She discovers among the terrors and confusions of this life a tender music, a beauty ‘so intense, it didn’t look real,’ and even the possibility of a tough-minded faith,” noted Jeff Gundy, the author of Deerflies, winner of the 2005 Nancy Dasher Award.

Moore lives in Cedarville with her family and is the director of the Writing Center at Cedarville University. Election Day is her first collection of poetry.

Finishing Line Press is a critically acclaimed poetry publisher based in Georgetown, Ky. In addition to the Chapbook Series, it publishes the New Women’s Voices Series and sponsors the Finishing Line Press Open Chapbook Competition.