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Opal Moore

Associate Professor, Literature and Creative Writing | Director, Honors Program

Department of English
304 Cosby
350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta GA 30314

Honors Program Office
104 Giles
350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta GA 30314
Administrative Assistant, Cynthia Cooke

Phone: 404-270-6059
Fax: 404-270-5581


ENG 215 20th Century Black Women Writers
ENG 216 Images of Women in Non-Western Literature
ENG 396 Fiction Writing Workshop
ENG 344 Contemporary African American Writers
ENG 430 Audrey Lorde Seminar
ENG 446 Seminar: Folklore and African American Literature
ENG 441 Seminar: Alice Walker


M. F. A. Fiction Writing, University of Iowa Writing Workshop
M.A. Fine Art, University of Iowa, School of Art
B.F.A. Fine Art, Illinois Wesleyan University

Current Research:

A literary biography of Gwendolyn Brooks


  • The McEvers Chair in Writing, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 2008
  • Tour of “Children of Middle Passage,” Readings and lectures for the American Consulate, Frankfurt. Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Kiel, Frankfurt. February 2007
  • Bellagio Fellowship, Bellagio Italy 2003
  • UNCF Mellon Faculty Seminar, Goree Island, Senegal 2002
  • NYU Faculty Resource Network Scholar in Residence, June 2002
  • Fulbright Scholarship, Universitaet Mainz/Germersheim 1993-4
  • Dupont Scholar, Hollins College 1995

Recent Publications:

"Possessing the Secret of Metaphor: Alice Walker's Poetics of Self-Rrecovery," Critical Insights, Alice Walker. Salem Press, 2013. ed. Nagueyalti Warren.
“Redefining the Art of Poetry,” The Cambridge History of African American Literature, (Cambridge UP) 2011. eds. Maryemma Graham & Jerry Ward Jr.
“The Mother’s Board,” Shaping Memories: Reflections of African-American Women Writers (University Press of Mississippi) 2009
“Caveat Emptor,” Mourning Katrina, U. of Va. Press, 2009
“Woman, Prophet,” Notre Dame Review: Pen and Links. No. 26 (2008) 127-131.
Lots Daughters, 2005