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Incarnate Grace

In her collection Incarnate Grace, Moira Linehan explores, questions and ultimately celebrates her attempt to live in the temple of the present after learning she has breast cancer.

If No Moon

The collection “contains profound meditations on loss, on the rituals of mourning the beloved, and on the poet’s difficult pilgrimage from ‘grief’s labyrinth’ to an eventual willingness to embrace life again.”
–Maurya Simon

Recently published/forthcoming poems:

"Balling Yarn" and "Ladies Union," Salamander, Spring/Summer 2014.

"The Complication of Cables" and "Into 586,412 Square Miles of Weather," St. Katherine Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014.

"Toulouse-Lautrec's The Laundress," Southwest Review, Vol. 99, No. 2, 2014.

"Praise Song," Boston College Magazine, Fall 2014.

"The Sea Here, Teaching Me," Image, No. 82, Fall 2014. Winner of the 2015 Gretchen Warren Award from the New England Poetry Club.

"Memorial," december, Vol. 25.2, Fall/Winter 2014, Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize Finalist.

"Long Sentence," Christianity and Literature, Vol. 63, No. 4, Summer 2014.

"The Way a Psalm Can Begin," Rattle, Vol. 20, No. 3, Fall 2014.

"Cornered" and "Learning to Travel," The Mountain, Outrider Press, 2014.

"Psalm 8," Nimrod, Vol. 58, No. 1, Fall/Winter 2014; Semi-finalist, 2014 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.

"There Were Baskets," Atlanta Review, Vol. XXI, No. 1, Fall/Winter 2014; Poetry 2014 International Publication Prize.

"From This Distance" and "Toward," Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2015. "From This Distance" won the New England Poetry Club's 2016 Gretchen Warren Award.

"The Math of It," Nimrod, Vol. 58, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2015.

"Where There's a History of Famine," Nimrod, Semi-finalist, 2015 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.

"It Will Never Get Any Better," Poet Lore, Vol. 111, No. 1&2, Spring/Summer 2016.

"Runways," The Quiet Earth, The Year Book of the Massachusetts Audubon Society 2016.

"Entering the Cill Rialaig Landscape," Atlanta Review, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, Fall 2016, First Place Grand Prize Winner in the 2016 International Poetry Competition.

"Widow's Walks," Innisfree Poetry Journal, 24, Spring 2017.

"Lines," Salamander, 44, Spring/Summer 2017.

"Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Phelps Stokes," Tampa Review, 55/56, 2018.

"Ars Poetica," Notre Dame Review, No. 44, Summer/Fall 2017. Posted on Poetry Daily, December 2, 2017.

"No Rain Allowed," "Storm Line," and "Let Me Come Back in September," Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 22, 2018.

"Against Pilgrimage," Boston College Magazine, Vol. 79, No. 4, Fall 2018.

"Shawl," Crab Creek Review, 2018, Vol. 1.

"Before Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot," Valparaiso Poetry Review, Fall/Winter 2017-2018, Vol. XIX, No. 1.

"Paxton's Seamstress Addresses the Poet," AGNI, 88, Fall 2018.

"Black Taxi Tour, Belfast 2016" and "In the Moment Before," Innisfree Poetry Journal 27, Fall 2018.

"How Much Distance," The Georgia Review, Summer 2018.

"Portrait of the Pent Up," Notre Dame Review.

"What You Don't Want to See" and "Young Woman Knitting," Calyx.


"Six Degrees of Separation from Kuniyoshi," Salamander.