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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. Memoir. Moxley's detailed and lushly written memoir is set largely in San Diego and follows her life thus far from childhood to marriage. Consistently focused on poetry and poets, it dwells on the curious ways Americans now find their way into the literary life.There was a secret force deep in my psyche which, like a Cold War double agent, worked in tandem with my insecurity, a sort of wicked interior spy that emerged at the most inopportune moments to make sport of all my fears and fill me with crippling self-doubt as regards my natural fitness to live the life of the mind.
Jennifer Moxley's most recent books include THE OPEN SECRET (Flood Editions, 2014), THERE ARE THINGS WE LIVE AMONG: ESSAYS ON THE OBJECT WORLD (Flood Editions, 2012), CLAMPDOWN (Flood Editions, 2009), THE LINE (The Post-Apollo Press, 2007), and OFTEN CAPITAL (Flood Editions, 2005). Her memoir, THE MIDDLE ROOM, was published by Subpress in 2007. She is a professor of English at the University of Maine in Orono, where she lives with her husband Steve Evans and their cat, Odette.Author City: ORONO, ME USA