Devon J. Moore hails from Buffalo, NY with a lot of time spent growing in Wilmington, NC. She worked as high school English teacher in the Bronx for four years and currently lives in Syracuse, NY where she teaches writing at Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Foothill, Harpur Palate and Stone Canoe. Her poetry manuscript was a semi-finalist for the University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes in 2013.