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 begin the work you were born to do:
wake everyone else.

from What To Pray For by Michael Kiesow Moore

 

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Michael Kiesow Moore passes through veils to the other side of mortality and back again. His verse in What to Pray For presents transcendent moments, as when a gay man leaves a bowl of soup on his lover’s coffin or Nijinsky performs his last dance. Moore does not avoid brutal experiences, yet always he finds moments of shining grace. Join this poet in his testimony of hope.

—Denise Low, 2007-09 Kansas Poet Laureate

 

Reading: Birchbark Books Reading Series

Reading: Birchbark Books Reading Series

The Fall season of readings for the Birchbark Books Reading Series concludes on November 1. Reading will be Heid E. Erdrich, David Lawrence Grant, Linda LeGarde Grover, and Thomas Redshaw. Co-hosts for the series are Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina.

Reading: Autumn Leaves, an afternoon of poetry and music

Reading: Autumn Leaves, an afternoon of poetry and music

Join us for an afternoon of poetry and music with Thomas R. Smith, Ardie Medina and the Asiginaak Singers, and Michael Kiesow Moore with cellist Lars Krogstad Ortiz. Suggested donation $10, but no one turned away

Reading: Water~Stone Review launch

Reading: Water~Stone Review launch

I will join other authors in the current copy of Water~Stone Review for a launch party. Water~Stone Review is a literary annual published by the The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University. 

Class: Writing Peace Into Your Life

Class: Writing Peace Into Your Life

How do you hold light in the darkness? Can “peace” be such a light, and if so how? There are perhaps fewer words more used, for who does not want peace for themselves or the world? But what does peace actually look like? Through writing we will consciously explore what […]

See my page – Sketching in the Woods – celebrating an artistic collaboration with my mom.

View and listen to a playlist that accompanies “What to Pray For” at The Poet’s Playlist

You can see photos from many of my readings and other activities from the past year by clicking on “Events.”

 

Winter Garden by Nora Moore
Winter Garden by Nora Moore

Artwork on this website – including the book cover for What to Pray For – are paintings by artist Nora Moore, Michael Kiesow Moore’s mother. For more see the Nora Moore page.