Dr. J. Peter Moore
Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Creative Projects
J. Peter Moore teaches and writes on U.S. literature and culture, particularly modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, aesthetic theory and history of criticism, letterpress print-making and media studies, as well as history of architecture. His book project, Other Than a Citizen: Vernacular Poetics in Postwar America, examines the work of avant-garde poets who turned to the unadorned, anonymous practices of everyday life to find a model for countering the institutional regimentation of the postwar social world. He is the author of two poetry collections, Southern Colortype (Three Count Pour, 2013) and Zippers and Jeans (selva oscura, 2017) and the editor and co-founder of Lute & Drum: An Online Arts Journal. As a member of the Honors College, he has been able to develop a number of course based upon his research on postwar vernacular studies. These include an interdisciplinary writing course on theories of everyday life, a topics course on radical black aesthetics and a letterpress studio practicum on the history of the poetry broadside.