Joseph Woods, Director, Poetry Ireland
"Black State Cars demonstrates both how devotedly and scrupulously Moore controls his profound emotions in the interests of authentic poetic expression, and his power in channelling those very emotions with an understanding and refinement that is both imposingly faithful and memorably elegiac. I recommend this collection unreservedly."
Alan Jude Moore was born in Dublin in 1973. He currently lives in Moscow. His poetry has been published in numerous publications in Ireland, the UK and the USA, including Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The New Writer and Kestrel. He was short-listed in 1999 for fiction in the New Irish Writing / Hennessy Literary Awards. He took part in the Poetry Ireland Introductions readings in Dublin in 2001. Black State Cars was the recipient of a Salmon Poetry Publication Prize for a first collection.