Mary E. Moore grew up in Passaic, NJ. Her mother had moved there to be with her parents when Mary’s father was killed in an automobile accident when Mary was two. Her mother was a school teacher, and Mary was raised, in part, by her maternal grandmother and grandfather.
After acquiring an A.B. from New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College) of Rutgers University, Moore worked in the Sociology Department of Rutgers, while earning a Ph.D. in Psychology from that University. Later, while working in the Psychiatry Department of the University of Pennsylvania, she became interested in medicine and enrolled at the Temple University School of Medicine, earning her M.D. degree. She did advanced medical training at Temple University Hospital where she joined the faculty, rising to the rank of full Professor. Her final full-time medical position was as Head of the Arthritis Center at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division, in Philadelphia.
Only after her retirement, Moore, who had written an occasional poem for many years, began to seriously study and write poetry.
Paperback: 106 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Alabaster Leaves Publishing (November 22, 2014)