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Lenard D. Moore: Bio and Bibliography

Lenard D. Moore

Lenard D. Moore was born on February 13, 1958, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He earned his M.A. degree in English/African American Literature from North Carolina A&T State University, and his B.A. degree with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Shaw University. He is the author of The Open Eye (North Carolina Haiku Society Press, 1985), Forever Home (St. Andrews College Press, 1992), and Desert Storm: A Brief History (Los Hombres Press, 1993). His poetry has appeared in over thirty anthologies. His awards include the Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award (1983 and 1994), the Indies Arts Award (1996), the Margaret Walker Creative Writing Award (1997), and the Tar Heel of the Week Award (1998), among several others. The late Poet Gwendolyn Brooks has said of Moore: "Lenard Moore's work is direct and strong—but the strength does not exclude exciting and provocative nuances. He is a satisfying portraitist. I feel sure that it's 'just a matter of time' before his validity is recognized as it should be recognized." He was a Cave Canem Fellow (1998-2000). He is Executive Chairman of the North Carolina Haiku Society. He is Founder and Executive Director of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective and Co-founder of the Washington Street Writers Group. He has taught at North Carolina State University (Raleigh), North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro), and Enloe High School. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he teaches English and world literature at Shaw University. He also is Writer-in-Residence for the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. He has lived in South Carolina, Virginia, California, and Germany. He is working on two poetry collections, a novel, short stories, a play, and literary criticism.


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