Moira Linehan is the author of two collections of poetry, both from Southern Illinois University Press: If No Moon (2007) and Incarnate Grace (2015). If No Moon was selected by Dorianne Laux as the winner of the 2006 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry open competition. Each book was named an Honor Book in Poetry in the Massachusetts Center for the Book awards.
Her work has appeared in such journals as AGNI, The Georgia Review, Image, Nimrod, Notre Dame Review, Poet Lore, Poetry East, and Prairie Schooner. Her poem “Entering the Cill Rialaig Landscape” was chosen as the Grand Prize winner in Atlanta Review’s 2016 International Poetry Competition.
She has also been the recipient of many writing residencies, including ones at the Cill Rialaig Project in Ballinskelligs, Ireland; the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan, Ireland; the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center in Friday Harbor, WA; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA. Linehan lives in the Boston area. After careers as a high school English teacher and administrator in high tech and academic settings, she now writes full-time and occasionally leads writing workshops.