Moore, George B. Books
About the poet: George Moore’s poetry has appeared around the country and in Europe over the last two decades, and has won various awards, including the Colorado Council on the Arts Literature Award, and the Americas Review annual Issue Prize. His two previous collections, The Long Way Around and The Petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks and Other Poems were finalists for a number of book awards, including the National Poetry Series. His work reflects a sustained interest in other cultures, and he has traveled extensively in Asia, South America, and Europe. He currently teaches modern literature, Shakespeare, and Creative Writing with the University of Colorado, Boulder.2002 0-7734-3473-9
The ancient practice of headhunting becomes a metaphor among these poems for the search for human essence. The headhunter finds in his prize the physical equivalent of the holy chalice or sacred icon. And if today our talismans are less gruesome, they nonetheless reflect the same desire for an understanding of human life. In this, his third collection of poems, George Moore explores the ever-present relationship between violence and the sacred. At times edgy in their lyricism, these poems ask hard questions of a harsh reality, while they struggle to make sense of the nature of human relationships.1997 0-7734-3475-5
Poems explore the author's ongoing relationship with the American Northwest, western Canada and its northernmost regions, particularly in their dimensions as wilderness and Western landscape. The poems move through various crises in contemporary thinking in the context of human involvement with the environment, returning time and again to the vast stretches of open territory and their various inhabitants, particularly the wolves.