Although many of Moss’s poems discuss race and gender, these subjects are, explains scholar Langdon Hammer, simply "starting points for her work…her poetry makes such facts of identity seem unfamiliar, their meanings not to be predicted, unavailable to the naked eye." Known for startling metaphors and vivid imagery, Moss’s work demonstrates an expansive imagination that seeks to connect at times wildly disparate subjects.
About the Author
Thylias Moss received a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from the University of New Hampshire. She currently teaches at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Moss is the recipient of a 1987 Artist's Fellowship from the Massachusetts Arts Council. She has published poems in Callaloo, Obsidian II, Indiana Review, and other journals. She has also published Hosiery Seams on a Bowlegged Woman, a collection of poems.