Finalist for the Atlantic Poetry Prize
What happens when Icarus joins the circus, Orestes has trouble with a credit application, and Frankenstein’s monster hires a private investigator? In So Rarely in Our Skins, classical and pop culture collide as Robert Moore turns his witty and ironic eye on everything from art history and fairy tales to gender relations and the true meaning of wristwatches.
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“The poems in So Rarely in Our Skins, many of which are made memorable by a dry wit, a near perfect ear, and a resourceful vocabulary–all point to an abundantly gifted poet and a fine first book.” –Carmine Starnino
About the Author
Robert Moore is a poet, playwright, actor, director, and educator. His poetry titles include So Rarely in Our Skins (a finalist for both the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award,) Museum Obsconditum, Figuring Ground, The Gold Book of Bovinities, and Based on Actual Events. His poems have appeared in Descant, The Fiddlehead, Wascana Review, CV2, The New Quarterly, Canadian Author, Prairie Fire, Pottersfield Portfolio, The Gaspereau Review and Quadrant. Moore is also the author of a dozen plays, including Rougher Magic. A frequent contributor to Books in Canada, he’s the founding Editor of Dianoia: A Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Journal. Robert Moore is a professor of English at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.