THIS BLOG IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL. PLEASE ENJOY WHAT IS HERE, AND DO LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU WISH. NORTH CAROLINA'S NEW POET LAUREATE IS CATHY SMITH BOWERS. SHE WILL SOON HAVE HER OWN WEBSITE THROUGH THE NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL SITE. I WILL BE SHIFTING MY ATTENTION TO HERE, WHERE I AM, (SEE SIDEBAR)USING IT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO WRITERS WHOSE WORK DESERVES ATTENTION. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT ME THERE. For a video of the installation ceremony, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xAk6fOzaNE.
Go to http://www.yourdailypoem.com/, managed with finesse by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, who says, "Our intent is to make visitors to Your Daily Poem aware of the joy and diversity of poetry."
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Novels: When the Dead Dream, by Marijo Moore
The sequel to The Diamond Doorknob
When the Dead Dream by MariJo Moore ISBN: 978-0-9767581-5-0 PB, 172 pp 20.00 rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING Candler, NC Released November 2008
back cover quotes
I cannot believe anyone with any degree of perception can read this book and not be changed by it. Changed, certainly, in the way they see people who are different, but also in relation to all that is around them, to time, life and the universe, and ultimately how they view themselves.
- Doris Seale Author of Blood Salt, Ghost Dance, coeditor/ author of Through Indian Eyes, A Broken Flute, and cofounder of Oyate
MariJo Moore is a rare spirit and a real writer. Listen to her.
- Michael Malone Author of Handling Sin and The Killing Club
When the Dead Dream is a compelling, richly populated novel. Many characters come convincingly to life, forming Cloud Smoker's Cherokee and white communities, through which she journeys, precariously managing her gift of sight. MariJo Moore's sequel to The Diamond Doorknob anticipates a healing-through-writing-and is as reassuringly rooted as that novel was painfully searching.
- Rob Neufeld Author of A Popular History of Western North Carolina: Mountains, Heroes & Hootnoggers, Asheville's River Arts District, and book reviewer for the Asheville Citizen-Times
MariJo Moore writes with bravery and wonder of her complex, difficult, and beautiful life as a Native woman bound to her homelands, and bound to the truth.
- Jane Haladay, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of American Indian Studies, UNC-Pembroke
One of the deep pleasures of reading is giving oneself over to a gifted storyteller for the duration of the trip. MariJo Moore eases our transition into her several worlds and then holds us there, willing us to travel roads that are winding, difficult and revelatory. When the Dead Dream may be her masterwork-a sinuous and stony path where we encounter monsters as well as jewels. It is not for the faint-hearted and not to be missed.
- H. Byron Ballard Author of Back to the Garden and Earth Works
(art collage on first page, mixed media copyright MariJo Moore, 2008)
I've lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina since 1968, though I'm a native of SW Georgia. My paternal grandmother was born in the Blue Ridge, and I grew up wanting to live here. Where I am.
I've published five collections of poetry, the most recent 4 being with LSU Press, and have published poetry in magazines ranging from The Atlantic Monthly to Appalachian Heritage. But I also hike, bang pots and pans around in my kitchen, and love several dogs who leave fur all over my carpets. I write poetry because it's my way of singing back to the world both within and without.