Kim Moore

Kim Moore lives in Barrow, Cumbria. She completed her doctorate in Poetry and Everyday Sexism at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2020. Her poems have been published in the TLS, Poetry Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. She regularly appears at festivals and events, her prize-winning pamphlet, If we could speak like wolves (Smith-Doorstop) was chosen as an Independent Book of the Year in 2012 and was shortlisted for other prizes. Moore won an Eric Gregory Award in 2011 and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2010. In 2014 she won a Northern Promise award. Her debut collection The Art of Falling won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was longlisted for Lakeland Book of the Year in 2016. Her second collection All The Men I Never Married was published in 2021 to wide acclaim. Her book of lyric essays What the Trumpet Taught Me (Smith-Doorstop) was published in 2022. A second book of lyric essays Yes, I Am Judging You is forthcoming from Seren in September 2022.

Forward Prizes History:

  • 2022 Forward Prizes for Best Collection, shortlisted for All the Men I Never Married (Seren)
  • 2015 Forward Prizes for Best Single Poem, shortlisted for ‘In That Year’ (Poetry News)