Eileen D. Moeller

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Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
Introduction My aim in the poems is to catch the reader in an erotics of sound, story, and feeling; the web that stretches between the poles of lyric and narrative. I look for surprises, wait for them to leap up out of the quotidian, like fish breaking the surface of the poem at its ruptures of juxtaposition and metaphor. We read the world through the lens of the body, and I try to ride its hungers, triumphs, joys, follies, wounds, even its decay. So the soul evolves in its salt brine of words. Most of the poems contained in this blog came to me before the images, which were then selected to complement the writing.
Interests Eileen spent twenty-five years living and working in Central New York before moving to Philadelphia in 2006. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. Her poems have appeared in Ars Medica. Melusine, Umbrella, Fox Chase Review, BlueFifth Review, Philadelphia Stories, The Paterson Literary Review, Feminist Studies, Icarus Rising, Writing Women, Caprice, and Poetry London Newsletter, and lingerings; in anthologies: Cries of the Spirit and Claiming the Spirit Within ed. Marilyn Sewell, The Best Cure For A Broken Heart, Fine China, The Nerve, Women.Period, and Paterson: The Poets’ City. Connect to a website manuscript: Body In Transit, using the link next to her complete profile. Eileen has taught writing at various colleges including SU, Pratt at MWPI, Hamilton, and Moore. She has done storytelling professionally, and teaching and performing for Central New York Community Arts Council's Arts in Education program. The visuals used in this blog were inspired by the poems, rather than the reverse. However, they were chosen to actively interact and resonate with the words in the reader's mind.