Jennifer Moxley

Professor of English
415 Neville Hall
Orono, ME 04469

Phone: 207.581.3917


Office Hours – by appointment


Jennifer Moxley joined our faculty in 2000. She has served as Director of Creative Writing, co-advisor to The Open Field and Stolen Island Review, and Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies. Her areas of expertise include creative writing (poetry, essay, personal narrative); poetry, poetics and translation (theory and practice). Secondary areas include French Symbolism, Queer literature and theory, American modernism, and contemporary American poetry.



ENG 508: Graduate Workshop in Poetry
ENG 546: Modern American Literature
ENG 580: Topics in Poetry and Poetics (Topics taught include: The Symbolist Movement in Poetry; Pre-Stonewall Poetics; Poetics of Translation; Orpheus: The Myth of the Poet)


HON 111-112: Civilizations
ENG 205: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 206: Descriptive & Narrative Writing
ENG 222: Reading Poems
ENG 246: American Women’s Literature
ENG 308: Writing Poetry
ENG 382: Genres: The Lyric in Historical Perspective
ENG 408: Advanced Poetry Writing
ENG 429: Topics in Literature  (Topics taught include: The Grail in Medieval Literature and 20th Century Film; The Symbolist Movement in Poetry; Orpheus and Eurydice in Literature)
ENG 449: Contemporary American Poetry



The Open Secret. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2014
There Are Things We Live Among: Essays on the Object World. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2012.
Clampdown. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2009
The Middle Room. Berkeley: Subpress, 2007
The Line. Sausalito: Post-Apollo Press, 2007
Often Capital. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2005
The Sense Record. Washington, DC: Edge Books, 2002
Rpt. Cambridge, UK & Australia: Salt Publishing 2003
Imagination Verses. New York: Tender Buttons, 1996; Rpt. Cambridge, UK & Australia: Salt Publishing 2003
Evidence des Lumières. Grâne, France: Editions Créaphis, 1998 (Trans. of Enlightenment Evidence)


Translation (all from French)

Portugal, Anne. Absolute bob. Providence: Burning Deck, 2010.
Risset, Jacqueline. Sleep’s Powers. New York: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008.
Risset, Jacqueline. The Translation Begins. Providence: Burning Deck, 1996.

Anthologies that include my poems


Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation. Viking Penguin 2015
Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. W. W. Norton, 2013
The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral. Ahsahta Press, 2012
American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry. W. W. Norton, 2009
Vanishing Points, New Modernist Poems. UK: Salt, 2004
Isn’t It Romantic, 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets. Amherst, MA: Verse, 2004
The Best American Poetry, 2002. Edited by Robert Creeley. New York: Scribners, 2002
The Mechanics of the Mirage: Postwar American Poetry. Université de Liège: 2000
An Anthology of New (American) Poets. New York: Talisman House, 1998