Graduate Student - PhD Literature
Aaron Moe is working on his doctoral degree in literature. He completed his MA in Literature and Writing at Union Institute and University and his BA in English at Trinity Western University. Before coming to WSU, Aaron taught literature and composition to secondary students for eight years in Colorado.
Aaron is currently developing an architecture for zoopoetics. The term implies two complimentary foci: 1) animals (zoo) are makers (poiesis)—and have agency, or conscious intention, in that making; 2) this making by nonhuman animals shapes the making of human poetry. Though zoopoetics could illuminate human work in other genres, Aaron focuses on poetry. More than any other genre within the alphabetic system of writing, poetry gestures. For more on zoopoetics, see Aaron’s recent publication with Humanimalia as well as his blog.
For abstracts of—and links to—Aaron’s publications, see his website.
“Zoopoetics: A Look at Cummings, Merwin, & the Expanding Field of Ecocriticism.” Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies 3.2 (2012): Web.
“Cummings’ Urban Ecology: An Exploration of EIMI, No Thanks, & the Cultivation of the Ecological Self.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 18.4 (forthcoming in 2011): 737–762. Web and Print.
“Two Converging Motifs: E. E. Cummings’ l!ook.” Spring: The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society 18 (2011): 118–133. Print.
“Trees, Ecophilia, & Ecophobia: A Look at Arboriculture along the Front Range Cities of Colorado.” The Journal of Ecocriticism: A New Journal of Nature, Society and Literature 3.2 (2011): 72–82. Web.
“Autopoiesis & Cummings’ Cat.” Rupkatha Journal: On Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 3.1 (2011): 110–20. Web.
“Chaos & the ‘New’ Nature Poem: A Look at E. E. Cummings’ Poetry.” CT Review 32.1 (2010): 11–24. Print and Web.
“A Review of Iain Landles’ The Case for Cummings: A Reaction to the Critical Misreading of E. E. Cummings.” Spring: The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society 17 (2010). Print.
“Poetry & Expanding the Ecological Self: A Contextualization of Cummings’ Typographies within the Modernist Ecological Vision.” Spring: The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society 16 (2007): 134–155. Print.