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John Travers Moore

(1908-    )

John Travers Moore was born August 24, 1908 in Wellston, Ohio. He was the son of Thomas Emmet Moore, a lawyer, editor, and poet. He attended the University of Dayton, where he obtained his LL.B. in 1933. Moore was in the private practice of law from 1933 to 1939. He was an associate editor of youth publications for G.A. Pflaum, a publisher, and during World War II, managing editor of the Army Air Forces technical journal, Plane Facts. He served as editorial associate and poetry critic for Writer's Digest. Moore's wife, Mary (Tripp) Moore, was also an author.

Moore's poetry appeared in the New York Times, Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Horn Book, and Child Life.


John Travers Moore, Near Centerville (Cincinnati: Privately printed, 1950)

________________, Poems (London: Halcyon, 1955)

________________, When You Walk Out in Spring (Baltimore: Helicon, 1965)

________________, Cinnamon Seed (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967)

________________, Town and Countryside Poems (Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co., 1968)(Lois Allen illust.)

________________, There's Motion Everywhere (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970)(illustrations by Simms Taback)

________________, Poems: On Writing Poetry (Roslyn Heights, New York: Libra, 1971)

John Travers Moore & Margaret R. Moore, Certaintly, Carrie, Cut the Cake: Poems A to Z (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1971)(Laurie Anderson illustrations)

John Travers Moore, We Are Like Wine (Atlanta: Droke House/Hallux, 1972)

________________, All Along the Way: Poetry (Minneapolis, Carolrhoda Books, 1973)( Nancy Inderieden illustrations)

________________, The First Moon Landing: A Dedicatory Poem (Hendersonville, North Carolina: J.T. Moore, 1979)


John Travers Moore, Sappho's Poetry (Boulder Creek, California: Triton Press, 1979)


John Travers Moore, A Child's Book of Psalms ([Dayton, Ohio]: Hobbyhorse House, 1946)

_______________, Cincinnati Parks (Cincinnati: Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners, 1953)

_______________, Modern Crusaders (New York: Vison Books, 1957)

_______________, God's Wonderful World (Minneapolis: Augsburg Pub. House, 1964)

_______________, My Prayer (New York: Guild Press, 1965)(under pseudonym John Tripp)

_______________, The Story of Silent Night (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing Co., 1965)

Moore, with his wife Margaret R. Moore, co-authored: Sing-Along Sary (Harcourt, 1951); Little Saints (Grail, 1953); Big Saints (Grail, 1954); The Three Tripps (Bobbs-Merrill, 1959); On Cherry Tree Hill (Bobbs-Merrill, 1960); The Little B and the Inaugural Parade (Albert Whitman, 1968); Pepito's Speech at the United Nations (Carolrhoda, 1971)(United Nations, 1985)

Research Resources

Papers of John Travers Moore & Margaret R. Moore
Special Collections
University of Virginia Library
Charlottesville, Virginia