Roger Moore was born on the Gower Peninsula in Wales in 1944. After leaving school, he spent a year in Paris and Santander, Spain, before attending Bristol University, from which he graduated with a Special Honours Degree in Spanish. From 1966 to 1969 he taught and studied at the University of Toronto. After two further years in Spain, he has taught at UNB and St. Thomas universities in Fredericton ever since. Last Year in Paradise, Moore’s first collection of poetry, appeared with Fiddlehead Poetry Books in 1977. Although widely published in England as an undergraduate (he won first prize for poetry at the Stroud Festival of Religious Drama and the Arts in 1962), it was not until 1983 that his poems began to appear in Canadian reviews. In the last two years, however, he has been published by Arc, The Antigonish Review, The Canadian Literary Review, Poetry Canada Review, Poetry Toronto, Pottersfield Portfolio, Quarry, and Waves.
This new volume of poems from Roger Moore displays his characteristic black humour and evocative imagery. Widely published in England as an undergraduate, since 1983 Moore's poems have appeared in numerous literary journals.
edited by Russell Hunt & Douglas Vipond
St. Thomas University has nurtured exemplary people for a century from its first alighting in Newcastle to its current perch on a Fredericton hilltop. Here, in celebration of St. Thomass 100th anniversary, is the first-ever collection of fiction, poetry, and prose by the universitys most celebrated writers, including David Adams Richards, Sh …