Interview with Judith Moffett, August 26, 2011

Project: Judith Moffett Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this interview, Judith Moffett discusses 1999-2004. She talks about the progress and publication of "The North, to the North." Moffett also discusses living in Cincinnati, Ohio, but revisiting her land in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and deciding to purchase the remaining thirty acres of the farm (for a total of 100 acres). She talks about interviewing at the University of Kentucky with the chair of the English Department for a teaching position and teaching creative writing/science fiction in fall 2000. Moffett describes moving into a trailer on her property while a cabin was being built and discusses writing poetry for the first time since 1980. In December 2001, Moffett moved into the cabin. She talks discusses teaching two classes in 2002 and 2003, creative writing and poetry, and her decision to stop teaching in spring 2004 in order to complete her book. Moffett describes taking a trip to Utah to see shamanistic rock art of hunter-gather cultures and completing "The Bird Shaman" in October 2004.

Interview Accession

2012oh002_jmoff011

Interviewee Name

Judith Moffett

Interviewer Name

Meg M. Shaw

Interview Date

2011-08-26

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Moffett, Judith Interview by Meg M. Shaw. 26 Aug. 2011. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Moffett, J. (2011, August 26). Interview by M. M. Shaw. Judith Moffett Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Moffett, Judith, interview by Meg M. Shaw. August 26, 2011, Judith Moffett Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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