Joy Moore

Joy Moore lives in Tennessee, where, for the last fifteen years, she has taught undergraduate writing and interdisciplinary courses, designed and managed two coffee shops, and led a music and arts venue. Her poems have appeared in the Best Spiritual Literature anthology and such journals as 32 Poems, Hunger Mountain, the Greensboro Review, and Prairie Schooner, where she won a Glenna Luschei Award.

Coral Snake

Because in her neck of Florida, she wasn’t raised / on tornado drills or water moccasins / but instead on hurricane precaution / and how to kill coral snakes.