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Best Book Ever

Jul 12, 2021

Ellene Glenn Moore is a Philadelphia based, award-winning writer of poetry, lyric non-fiction, and critical essays. Her book How Blood Works won the 2020 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and will be published by Kent State University Press later this year. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy, because I love her careful, thoughtful way with words. Today we talked about the intersection between poetry and fantasy genres, truth and gaslighting, and how a body holds on to trauma.


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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Ellene Glenn Moore



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Discussed in this episode:

How Blood Works by Ellene Glenn Moore


The Graceling Realm Series by Kristin Cashore:

Graceling (Book 1) (This one will be available this November as a graphic novel)

Fire (Book 2)

Bitterblue (Book 3)

Winterkeep (Book 4)


Shel Silverstein

Ogden Nash

A.A. Milne

Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse by Jane Yolen

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (Ellene is really enjoying this one on audio)

Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver

Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

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