David Moolten

David Moolten‘s most recent book, Primitive Mood (2009), won the T. S. Eliot Award from the Truman State University Press. He lives & writes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


LISE MEITNER VISUALIZES FISSION, 1939 by David Moolten

                                             For Odette   Call it hallucinatory truth, it came like Goethe shouting himself kaput in his armchair, glaring as Oslo’s winter fields making her squint. She’d gone for a walk. She’d opened a letter. Good old Otto, his calculations missed the point. They’d shared crusty flasks, stubborn […]


Numbers by David Moolten

    As the Lord commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness... He doesn’t open his raincoat like French doors to a self-fulfilling reverie, but reaching for the sky or at least its handles on the subway exposes enough, the skin on his forearm thin as foreskin, as […]