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.

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).