Author Archives: katemccarrollmoore

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.

Hot off the Press

I am over the moon that Elinormal is featured on the Children’s Book Council’s Hot off the Press list! This book began years ago as a few scribbled lines across a newspaper page as I sat in the lobby of … Continue reading

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Poemsong

I sent my aunt a Mary Oliver poem that spoke to me about the futility of worry. It ends with the lines Finally, I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my old body … Continue reading

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Bountiful

I grab a cup of coffee early, new steam rich and thickly rising as daylight rises over distant hills entering the quiet garden, fully awake now in the flowering – I wait among those that are just what they are … Continue reading

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Pending

A real estate listing sent in a text 29 photos, inside and out our very first house around the corner from the womb of our parents the place we began here is the odd-shaped room where our babies slept here … Continue reading

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Transformation

.I love this New Yorker article.“You know when botanists bisect a tree, and can tell by the thickness of rings what the conditions were like that year? This feels like we had that year, and this is what happened.” http://bitly.ws/dS2G

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What Love Tastes Like

When we first moved from Buffalo, we’d have Sunday dinner with my grandparents every week. My father was their only remaining child – his brother had drowned years and years before, leaving a wake of sadness to seep into everything. … Continue reading

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Vaccination Day

We parked in lot 7, as instructed lined up single file, greyhaired and masked up outside the humanities building, where no students currently sit listening to lectures about post-modern anything instead, there we were, silent captives forced to bear witness … Continue reading

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Announcing Elinormal

Available October 15, 2021.By KATE MCCARROLL MOORE Click to pre-order:https://cityoflightpublishing.com/product/elinormal/ While skipping lessons at the prestigious ballet academy that her mother forced her to enroll in, 11-year-old Elinor Malcolm meets Indira, a mysterious older girl who encourages her to explore … Continue reading

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Actuary

he kept a little notebook in the locked glovebox of every car he owned recording each fill-up inking the mileage math   he kept filled-up ledgers preserved in his office alongside longer lists daily highs and lows recorded, compared with … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Haiku

the way the light falls on ordinary goodness waiting to be shared

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