Shoreline resident's third book of poetry available June 15

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

With honest and soul-searching vulnerability, James B. Moore’s Open Heart Chronicles explores the arc of the author’s lived experiences and offers the story of one man’s gradual shift through the many stages of maturity. 

In his third poetry collection, Moore presents narrative poems that take readers on a journey throughout his childhood into the present day.

The work in Moore’s latest collection centers on matters of the heart. Some poems meditate on the loving, supportive partnership Moore has built with his wife.

Others explore Moore’s gradual realization that life contains moments and experiences which transcend the physical.

And, in a literal interpretation of the title, Moore writes candidly and humorously about his experiences with a life-threatening cardiac illness. 

Medical professionals have found his descriptions of the power of the healing arts particularly meaningful.

Throughout Open Heart Chronicles, Moore offers readers powerful meditations on his journey of living while dying. Unafraid to confront the reality of death, Moore’s poems speak to a man’s decision to embrace the life he has been given before the inevitable end.

Shoreline resident James B. Moore
Open Heart Chronicles follows Moore’s poetry collection Spirit Unchained (Chatwin Books, 2015).

James B. Moore has been a musician, merchant marine seaman, high school English teacher, and counselor. Currently, he divides his time between psychotherapy and writing. He lives in Shoreline with his wife, Esther Andrews-Moore. This is his third book of poetry.

Book Details

Forthcoming: June 15, 2019
ISBN: 9781633980945
94 Pages • $16.00 • Trade
Available: Baker and Taylor, Ingram, Direct from Publisher

In poetry that centers on matters of the heart, Moore delves into the arc of his lived experiences and tells the story of a man’s gradual shift through the many stages of maturity.

"nine lives"

I’m like an alley cat
who has lived most of his
nine lives

there’s freedom
in knowing the
end is near

life feels more real
when any moment
might be my last

I don’t fear
what awaits
or what comes next

curiosity does not kill this cat
I can smell
the scent of something more


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