Annabelle Moseley is the 2014 Long Island Poet of the Year, an honor bestowed by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Board of Trustees for excellence in writing, publishing and teaching. She the award-winning author of several collections of poetry including The Clock of the Long Now (David Robert Books, 2012); The Divine Tour (Finishing Line Press, 2012); and The Fish Has Swallowed Earth (Aldrich Publishing, 2012). Her newest collection is forthcoming in December 2014. Moseley has published poems in such journals as Able Muse, The Nervous Breakdown, Measure and The National Review. Moseley is the winner of a 2008 Amy Award from Poets & Writers. Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer-in-Residence, 2009-2010, Moseley is founder and editor of String Poet and host of The New York Times-featured String Poet Studio Series at The Long Island Violin Shop. A Lecturer at St. Joseph’s College, she also teaches poetry workshops at the Walt Whitman Birthplace and other Long Island/New York metro area cultural centers.
Moseley was inspired to found a literary journal that allowed for a classic conversation between poetry and music, with a featured artist in each issue. She drew inspiration for this venture from her many years of study in the arts. Moseley studied classical piano for fifteen years, and still enjoys playing, and she is a student of flamenco dance. Between college and graduate school, she studied art history, painting, drawing, ceramics, and photography at C.W. Post and SUNY Farmingdale, completing the equivalent of an additional bachelor’s degree. During her tenure as Poet in Residence at the Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts in Oyster Bay, NY (2005-2008), she continued her studies in drawing and painting under the tutelage of the late Atilla Hejja, a renowned illustrator. Her study and love of the arts inspired her 2009 chapbook, A Field Guide to the Muses, published by Finishing Line Press.