MBB: Moira Linehan signs and discusses her new collection of poetry: Incarnate Grace

Moira Linehan’s second collection, INCARNATE GRACE, will be published by
Southern Illinois University Press (SIUP) in April 2015. It explores
various meanings of the word margin in response to her
surgeon’s words that the margins around her lumpectomy were “clean
but not ideal.” A quarter of the poems are set on Winter Pond, the
pond behind her Massachusetts home. Her debut collection, IF NO
MOON—selected by Dorianne Laux—won the 2006 Crab Orchard Series
in Poetry open competition and was published in 2007 by SIUP. In 2008
IF NO MOON was named an Honor Book in Poetry in the 8th
annual Massachusetts Book Awards. That book chronicles the loss of
her husband.


In 2010 Linehan’s poem, “Last Wishes,” received the Foley Poetry
Award from America magazine. After careers as a high school
English teacher and an administrator in high tech and academic
settings, Linehan now writes full-time and occasionally leads poetry
writing workshops in the Boston area. She has been awarded numerous
residencies, including recent ones at the Cill Rialaig Project in Co.
Kerry, Ireland; Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar, Spain; the Tyrone
Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan, Ireland; the Whiteley Center at
Friday Harbor, WA; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Linehan holds a MFA in Writing from Vermont College. Her website is

Event date: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
290 River St
Troy, NY 12180
Incarnate Grace Cover Image
ISBN: 9780809333899
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Published: Southern Illinois University Press - March 16th, 2015

If No Moon (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780809327614
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Published: Southern Illinois University Press - March 26th, 2007

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