Kim Moore was born in Leicester, England. Her first chapbook If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, and went on to be shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award and the Lakeland Book of the Year. She is the author of the full-length poetry collections All The Men I Never Married (Seren, 2021) and The Art of Falling (Seren, 2015), which won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the 2022 Forward Prize for Best Collection. She also published her first nonfiction book, What The Trumpet Taught Me (Smith/Doorstop, 2022). Moore’s work has been translated into many languages as part of the Versopolis project, and she was a judge for the 2018 National Poetry Competition and the 2020 Forward Prizes.
Moore earned a PhD in ‘Poetry and Everyday Sexism’ at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Bursary to carry out her research. She won an Eric Gregory Award and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Poem in 2015. She won the 2020 Ledbury Poetry Competition and was placed third in the 2021 Mslexia Poetry Competition.
Moore lives in Cumbria, England, and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She also serves as the codirector of Kendal Poetry Festival, hosts a monthly reading series for Wordsworth Grasmere, and runs regular writing workshops for young people and adults.