Lenard D. Moore (Of Jazz, Haiku, and Community)


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Read: a selection of haiku by Lenard D. Moore at the North Carolina Haiku Society

Lenard D. Moore is an internationally acclaimed poet and anthologist. His literary works have been published in more than sixteen countries and translated into more than twelve languages.

His poems, essays, short stories and book reviews have appeared in more than 400 publications. His poems have appeared in more than 100 anthologies. He has taught Creative Writing and African American Literature. He is a U.S. Army Veteran. Moore is the author of Long Rain; The Geography Of Jazz; A Temple Looming; Desert Storm: A Brief History; Forever Home; The Open Eye, among other books. He is the editor of All The Songs We Sing; One Window’s Light: A Collection of Haiku, and other books. He has collaborated with poets, visual arts, musicians and dancers on several projects. He is the founder and executive director of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and co-founder of the Washington Street Writers Group. He also is the longtime Executive Chairman of the North Carolina Haiku Society. He is the First African American President of the Haiku Society of America, serving two terms. Among his numerous awards are the North Carolina Award for Literature; Furious Flower Laureate Ring; Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award; Margaret Walker Creative Writing Award; Cave Canem Fellowships, and a Soul Mountain Retreat Fellowship. He earned his Master of Arts in English and African American Literature, from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a minor in English (Magna Cum Laude) from Shaw University.

Purchase: Long Rain (Wet Cement Press, 2021) and The Geography of Jazz (Blair, 2018)

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