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I live in a tiny cabin off-grid in Southeast Alaska with two electric guitars and no electricity.

I’ve circled the globe and been to two dozen countries, hitchhiked just about every form of transportation (except an airplane or horse), including hitchhiking a sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean.

My stories and essays have been published in print, podcasts, online literary magazines, and in a travel essay anthology. I am at work on two books and looking for literary representation.

Check out links to some of my published writing in the menu, read online pieces, and follow me on Instagram (@joeaultmoore).


Fresh off the notebook:

  • “What Are Our Chances Of Seeing A Bear?”
    There is a bear between us and the boats. Not a shy, cute black bear but a huge Alaskan coastal brown bear, bigger by a third […]
  • Winter
    When you speak to me, to whom do you speak?  I am Just an anyone.  Special yes as a blade of grass on a prairie, unique    […]
  • “Write like a mother******.”
    When Cheryl Strayed wrote an anonymous advice column called “Dear Sugar,” for The Rumpus, her “advice” was usually profane, raw and brutally honest. People would sob […]
  • Grail Dancer Part Three. Of Whales and Heaving-to
        These are the numbers. The S/V Grail Dancer, a wooden main tops’l schooner built by Wayne Loiselle, and finished in 2000. Grail Dancer’s length overall […]
  • Grail Dancer Part 2: Trialogue
    A ship sails on stories as much as wind and water: — Did you ever see ‘Round Cape Horn?             —Oh, I love that one. I know […]