Rosalie Moffett

Rosalie Ruth Moffett is the author of Nervous System, which won the National Poetry Series prize and will be published in 2019 by Ecco/Harper Collins, and of June in Eden, which won the Ohio State University Press/The Journal award. A former Wallace Stegner Poetry Fellow at Stanford University, she has been awarded the Discovery / Boston Review prize, the Ploughshares Emerging writer prize, and support from the Bread Loaf and Tin House writers workshop. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, The Believer, FIELD, Kenyon Review, Narrative, Beloit Poetry Journal and other magazines, as well as the anthology Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets. She lives in Athens, GA.

Nervous System

The neurologist says, The world must be dreamed
before it can be seen—