Thorpe Moeckel

Thorpe Moeckel

Associate Professor; Director, Jackson Center for Creative Writing

Thorpe Moeckel Thorpe Moeckel

His most recent book is Down by the Eno, Down by the Haw: A Wonder Almanac. His poetry books include Arcadia Road, VenisonOdd Botany, and Making a Map of the River. Chapbooks include Meltlines, The Guessing Land, and Off Owl’s HeadWatershed Days: Adventures (a Little Thorny & Familiar) in the Home Range, a work of nonfiction, was published in 2015. His writings appear regularly in journals, and selections are featured in several anthologies. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and Jacob K. Javits, Sustainable Arts, and Henry Hoyns fellowships, and was awarded the George Garrett New Writing Award from The Fellowship of Southern Writers. Forthcoming this winter is True as True Can Be, a middle grade novel, and his next collection of poems will be released in fall 2022.


  • M.F.A., University of Virginia
  • B.A., Bowdoin College