DANIEL'S DAILY WORDS

  • POETIC CLARITY, A NEW YEARS GIFT

    Coming to Terms

    What has always been very clear to me as a poet is that my sense of self, or personal identity, is at the core of why I write and what I write. The more I have been able to growin my understanding of that mysteriously, lucid self, in all its complex simplicity, the moreI have learned to be radically honest about writing work that confesses me into this world. So, coming to terms, as I do daily, with the ongoing revelation of being a bisexual, married father with Asperger’s Syndrome who is also a Buddhist recovering from drug addiction and a post-Christian traumatic childhood, is a practice for me of meditation, listening and writing myself into this beautifully tormented place we call home.

    When I read poetry that starts somewhere outside of a person’s body or life, I can easily become aversive to what sounds and feels like a gasping for breath, a choking on cleverness, or strange ideas, that the poet has made this arrangement with to take the place of themselves. The incarnational nature of poetry is key to it being a visceral force of art that has the potential to create catharsis, which is all that really matters to me, that, and doing that in community with others, where it begins to sound quite dangerous and healing, like a magnet, teaching the nails to dance, or a house being built from happy bones.

     

  • THE POETICS OF OBSESSIVE FREEDOM

    Here it is the morning after a day known for its "Independence" so why not share some personal acts of freedom that mark this one poet's life. At this moment I have 5 chapbooks looking for publication and they are 'Boys," "Farewell Paradise Empire," "Stay," "The Mercy Effect," and "Waxing The Dents."

    I also have 126 Literary Journals reviewing poems for publication which also includes my first full-length poetry book, "Abduction By Ponder."

  • "Abduction By Ponder" and the OAK HARBOR POETRY PROJECT

    So its clear by my absence of writing here, that blogging isn't as easy or desirable for me to do, but I shall not give up on the challenge. Here's a brief update on what I've been working on and maybe why I haven't had time to blog. Most importantly I have been finishing my first full-length poetry collection, entitled, "Abduction By Ponder." If I stay on track which I plan on doing, I will be sending it out to meet my first deadlines, at the end of March. Completing a book that has been evolving for years, has truly taught me just how much focus, discipline and commitment to craft, revision, and publication are needed to make a diamond from coal. I am so grateful for being an obsessed poet who truly lives, eats, and sleeps the word, poetry. I humbly know nothing more.

    As the book approaches its first submissions I will try to write again, and share more about the process. In the meantime, please try to attend the monthly Oak Harbor Poetry Project Meeting on the third Sunday of each month from 3-4:30 at the Oak Harbor Library. We are really committed to growing a vibrant, connected, blossoming community of poets that will help raise the power of poetry on Whidbey Island.

    You can follow us on our Facebook site at the Oak Harbor Poetry Project.

  • WA 129 Poetry Anthology chosen by Tod Marshall the Poet Laureate of Washington

    Hello Sweet World

                                  WA 129 POETRY ANTHOLOGY

    This just came to my attention,  and now I hope it gets yours.......

    Tod Marshall, the Washington State Poet Laureate has chosen my poem,

    "A Ghost Minority," out of 2000 submissions to represent 129 years of the best poetry in Washinginton State's history. It is one of the 129......

    I AM PSYCHED, HAPPY, and downright GRATEFUL.

    Thank you Tod Marshall for making us all so PROUD!!!

  • CONFESSIONS OF A PENTECOSTAL BUDDHIST BOOK LAUNCH READING

       CONFESSIONS OF A PENTECOSTAL BUDDHIST

                                   BY

                   DANIEL EDWARD MOORE

     

       On March 4th at 7:00 PM, at the Unity Church

                             In Langley, WA

     

        Join us for the Book Launch Reading of Daniel’s

                        New collection of Poems.

     

    Confessions of a Pentecostal Buddhist beckons you into the imaginative, meditative world of poet Daniel Edward Moore, offering a sample of works that illustrate his versatility and ability to illuminate truths about the human condition. The twenty-three poems in the collection, all of which are pre-published in Literary Journals focus on religion, gender, and sexual identity, among other topics.

     

    A $5.00 suggested donation is requested, but no one turned away. Books will be available, cash or check.

            

  • WILD TRUTHS

     WILD TRUTHS

    I am loving the new creative tension between the wild truths such as: I have 14 new poems about to be released by some major Literary Journals in the next few months, and 11 poems either currently online or recently published in print journals, any my new book, "Confessions Of A Penetcostal Buddhist," has just come out, so why the tension between what WILD TRUTHS? 
    Well.........
    I am feeling very humbled by knowing that my book will be in the Oak Harbor Library today and this coming weekend Village Bookstore in Bellingham, will be reviewing it to possibly carry. 
    Having all these new conversations with folks in the "marketing world" is very different than writing poetry. But there is one beautiful gift singing through it all, I OBVIOUSLY SPEAK IN TONGUES, and soon a book launch reading date and time will be announced and you will have a chance to hear the voice behind the words and become the INTERPRETER of the tongue that wrote the poems.. 
    STAY TUNED.,
    AND KEEP THAT LOVE FLOWING.......

  • 'CONFESSIONS OF A PENTECOSTAL BUDDHIST' NOW ON KINDLE

    Confessions of a Pentecostal Buddhist Kindle Edition

    Greetings Everyone,
    I am happy to announce that you can now buy and read my new book of poems on Kindle, and it gives you a preview of the dedication page and three poems. So, please give your heart and mind a special gift today and let these poems become part of your poetic history...... Many Thanks for your support.
  • "CONFESSIONS OF A PENTECOSTAL BUDDHIST" HAS ARRIVED ON AMAZON!!!!!!

    Yes, it is finally here.

    Twenty three poems, all pre-published in literary journals

    that will take you someplace you have not been before. 

    BUY IT. READ IT. BREATHE IT. EAT IT.

    Then tell the world what is waiting at the feast.

    "If it were not true, I never would have told you"..... SID Buddha

    Bless you all for listening.....

  • december Magazine will publish "Eschatology," and "Some Thoughts On Heaven After a Violent Storm"

    Another bolt of lightning in 2017, december Magazine, emailed me with their acceptances of "Eschatology," and "Some Thoughts On Heaven After a violent Storm," to probably be in the Fall issue. Besides the literary history listed below, they also introduced Raymond Carver to the world.

    Needless to say, I am swimming in pure JOY, in DECEMEBER, and the water is so WARM!!!!!!!

    december has a distinguished legacy of publishing the early work of little-known writers and artists, many of whom became major literary figures, including Donald Barthelme, Marvin Bell, Stephen Berg, Rita Mae Brown, Raymond Carver, Stephen Dunn, Donald Hall, Michael Harper, Donald Justice, Ted Kooser, Philip Levine, Joyce Carol Oates, Marge Piercy, William Stafford, C.K. Williams, Charles Wright, and James Wright.

  • MY HAPPY NEW YEARS DAY....THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POETRY..... TWO POEMS.......

    Greetings All,

    On New Years Day, my two poems, "Locks, Rust And The Goddess OF Trust,"

    and "IF," will be published online in The American Journal Of Poetry.

    A very special thanks to Editor, Robert Nazarene, for showcasing these poems with other poets such as Bob Hicok, Marianne Barouch, Denise Duhamel, Bruce Bond and many more. This experience teaches me more about who I truly am as a poet and where my work desires and deserves to be heard. 

    Truly, more shall be revealed...