Post Moxie, Julia Story
Winner of the 2009 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry
Selected by Dan Chiasson
In a series of "prose blocks," Post Moxie explores a speaker's inner life as it begins to change. The poems travel through the unconscious, introduce a variety of nameless characters, and play around in a landscape both actual and fake.
Julia Story's childhood in Indiana was full of pets, grass, books, and Presbyterians. She earned graduate degrees in creative writing from The University of New Hampshire and Indiana University and has worked as a high school teacher, short order cook, secretary, store clerk, waitress, and professor. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.