Jayne Moore Waldrop

Retracing My Steps

“Jayne Moore Waldrop’s Retracing My Steps is presented as a chapbook but the power of the poems inside give it the force of a fully achieved book. Waldrop’s voice is strong, clear, confident, convincing. The nineteen poems, several two pages in length, reflect the mature consciousness of a strong, observant woman who shares what she sees and hears, thinks, experiences and remembers. An occasional colloquial touch in some of the poems grounds the writing in regional earth. Retracing My Steps is a solid achievement.”

–Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate 2009-2010, Author of Divine Right’s Trip and Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories

Jayne Moore Waldrop
Jayne Moore Waldrop is a writer, attorney and eighth-generation Kentuckian. She’s a graduate of the University of Kentucky (B.A., J.D.) and Murray State University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, and her work has appeared in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Still: The Journal, New Madrid Journal, and more. Her stories have been selected as Judge’s Choice in the 2016 Still Journal Fiction Contest; finalists for the 2015 Reynolds Price Fiction Prize, the 2016 Tillie Olsen Fiction Award, and 2017 Still Journal Fiction Contest; and honorable mention in the 2014 AWP Intro Journals Project. Her poetry chapbook Retracing My Steps was a finalist in the 2018 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition. Her book columns and reviews have appeared in several publications including the Louisville Courier-Journal and UnderMain Magazine. She served two terms on the Kentucky Arts Council and is a Kentucky Foundation for Women grant recipient. She lives in Lexington.

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