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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 four beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.

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Solitude

There is an old trunk room on the playwright’s estate where I’m typing these lines just for you I’ve wandered the grounds ambled through the old barn read my fill in the library, quietly crammed ceiling to floor with dusty … Continue reading

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Avians of Mourning

The Irish writer, Samuel Beckett, said “All poetry is prayer,” and for me that rings very true. Continue reading

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The Second Coming

It was the ‘70s Professor Dumbleton stood at the front of the classroom reciting a poem from memory   His back to us chalk dust flying with passionate intensity as he spiraled the widening gyre across the board   Things … Continue reading

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Let There Be

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Nature Doesn’t Seem to Know or Care

The azaleas are in riotous bloom a profusion of pinks and reds their wind-driven petals scattered across the walkway to our front door a floral carpet no one will cross   Out back the roses are showing off their first … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Holy Night

Sleeping (the family)                                                                      José Clemente Orozco, … Continue reading

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Catching Air

her partner is a circus performer a fact that mesmerized my grandsons listening in the living room wishing for a trapeze to appear above the fireplace   he regaled them with stories of diving without a net and balancing babies … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol

It’s just a day Christmas day But I feel its magical pull all year Counting down days in summer Marking the years off, one by one   Christmas past, a tiny organ playing carols Bouffant Barbie and Chatty Cathy ‘neath … Continue reading

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View from the 25th floor

Alone, in an unknown city Walking aimlessly Alone, down empty streets Beckoned inside a church with an open door Following the scent of roses to the altar Roses, in various stages of bloom Placed at the feet of Our Lady … Continue reading

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