Mary Moore Easter was the featured poet in Wisdom Ways’ Fall 2018 catalog.  Here, find her poem Terra Cotta Crown from The Body of the World.

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Mary Moore Easter reads Terra Cotta Crown from her book The Body of the World.

Poet Mary Moore Easter:


Pushcart Prize-nominated Mary Moore Easter’s The Body of the World was a finalist for the 2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. A Cave Canem Fellow, her work has been published in many journals and anthologies, including Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, and her chapbook Walking from Origins. Her honors include a Bush Artist Fellowship, multiple McKnight Artist Fellowhips, The Loft Creative Non-Fiction Award, and Ragdale and Anderson Center residencies. She founded and directed Carleton College’s Dance Program and co-mentored the Givens Black Writers Program (2015-17).