Thorpe Moeckel is author of the chapbook Meltlines and three books of poetry – Odd Botany, Making a Map of the River, and Venison. His writings have appeared widely in journals, magazines, and anthologies. Awards include Jacob Javits Fellowship, the Henry Hoyns Fellowship, the George Garrett Award from The Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Kenan Visiting Writership at UNC-Chapel Hill, and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship. He has worked as a river guide, a handyman, in restaurants, retail, and as an adventure-based counselor for court-ordered teens. For the last ten years, he has lived near the Upper James River in Western Virginia, where he teaches in the MFA Program at Hollins University and helps his wife Kirsten and their three kids work a small, diversified farm, this one: Arcadia Farm
Please click on covers to the left for more information on my books. Two new books are forthcoming in 2015. In spring, Mercer University Press will publish a book of nonfiction: WATERSHED DAYS: Adventures (a Little Thorny & Familiar) in the Home Range. In the fall, Etruscan Press will publish a trilogy of long poems called ARCADIA ROAD.
Selected Writings Available Online:
Interview — “Taproot Magazine”