Sunday, March 14, 2010

Todd Moore (1937-2010): One of the Best of the Small Press

Todd Moore: R.I.P

I've just received news over on Facebook that Todd Moore has died. We seem to be losing some of the best of the small press this year. Since I can't find anything up (update: info coming in as I type, see below) about it on the web except at his Facebook page, I'm going to put up these links in tribute.

An interview with Todd Moore

Bill Nevins talks with Todd Moore

Death Notice just found

poem for vinny golia (poem)

a big pile (poem)

From Outlaw Poetry:
Todd Moore and Lummox Press
Wolfgang Carstens on Todd's passing and new book, Dead Reckoning
And Carstens' poem for Moore

John Macker on Todd

From Duke City Fix

Another Interview with Moore

todd moore: ‘blind whiskey and the straight razor blues’ (review with poems)

the master being dead
just ordinary...
cherry blossoms
translated by David G. Lanoue



Ed Baker said...


you link to Outlaw Poetry

lots and lots of Todd Moore's poems theire:

and over 100 pieces here:

these days I am
that we write poems
and do art
(those of us who do)
do it
because we gonna soonly die!

para-phrasing Nanao

( but i may have written this... I lose track of from whom I "steal):


Diane Dehler said...

The haiku expresses it best.

Ed Baker said...


not exactly in today's "box"


this in two parts on WHUT Howard University (PBS?) tv:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live!

an whole group now "Wailing":

while my guitar gently weeps

heck man.. there is PRINCE playing a one-hell-of stream of licks!

I think that this is the induction "thing" of The Beatles.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Ed, thanks much ... lots of Moore poems there ...


Oh, yes ...

Monsieur K. said...

Ed, many thanks for posting all the links to Todd Moore. Just wanted to inform you that I created a seperate Todd Moore page with all the poems, essays, reviews etc.etc. he send to me since 2007. ( everything will still remain on the Outlaw Poetry page). It's quiet a lot of stuff and I'm very proud that Todd gave me the chance to publish his work on my page. Hope this "extra" page will show how I was ( and still ) personally related to Todd Moore. Thanks for spreading out the word.

Monsieur K. said...

Sorry Don..........sorry Ed....!!!( I mixed up your names!!)

Ed Baker said...

well, Mon-sure K.

it's just another
haiku moment
at least you didn't call me

heck: Todd was only a cpl years younger than me!
I best get my "shit" together, eh?

Monsieur K. said... whatever age, it is always too early!

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

You're welcome, MK, your page is one of the invaluable resources on the net ...

Thanks for putting the Todd pages all in one place ...

Also the 201 links to poems etc. on the right sidebar under Todd's name ...

Jhon Baker said...

at this, my heart breaks.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Jhon ... I remember reading Todd Moore's Dillinger books back in the 70's/early 80's when they first appeared. Unique and powerful ...

Glenn said...

Dreadful news; I am truly shocked.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Sorry for the bad tidings, Glenn.

Monsieur K. said...

Hi, I added some Todd Moore audio files on the tribute page. You can listen to it under