The following email was forwarded to me by Lisa Gill on Friday.
Just heard from his son Theron that Todd Moore, our beloved 'Outlaw' poet, passed away this morning unexpectedly. No further information is available at this time and there are no plans as yet for a local memorial services.Theron says he will be buried in Northern Illinois.
Todd had a long and vibrant career as a writer and spoken word performer with multiple publications and recordings of his work to his credit. He will be particularly remembered for his epic poems on John Dillinger, the American folk hero bank robber. Todd's work is highly original and skillful and attracted attention both in the United States and abroad. His essays on poetics and violence in American culture ring true and are a mighty contribution to the canon.
I'm sure that his family would like to hear from any of you, friends and fans alike, particularly if you have any good memories and yarns to share about Todd - you can contact Theron Moore
Todd Moore was featured
in the Duke City Fix Sunday Poem series on November 22.