Lenard D. Moore ~ Editor
Lenard D. Moore, founder and executive director of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective, is a Cave Canem Fellow (1998-2000). He is the author of Forever Home (St. Andrews College Press, 1992). His most recent publication is the collaborative chapbook Gathering at the Crossroads (Red Moon Press, 2003) with haiku by Lenard D. Moore and photographs on The Million Man March by Eugene B. Redmond.
Moore's poems have also appeared in Callaloo, African American Review, Agni, North Carolina Literary Review, Blues Revue Quarterly, Blues Access, Modern Haiku, and elsewhere. In addition, his poetry has appeared in more than forty anthologies, including The Haiku Anthology (Norton, 1999). He is the recipient of the Readers' Choice Poet of the Year Award and the Readers' Choice Poem of the Year Award, and his haiku were featured in the Sixth Annual Valentine Awards (for Volume VI:2004) issue of The Heron's Nest, an online and print haiku journal. He also is the three-time recipient of the Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award (2003, 1994, and 1983). In addition, he is the First Prize Winner in the Traditional Haiku Category sponsored by the Mainichi Daily News in Tokyo, Japan. His most recent collection of poetry, titled "Dear Maiisha," is about the loss of his daughter and in memory of her; and the collection seeks a publisher. He is the Executive Chairman of the North Carolina Haiku Society. He teaches African American Literature, Creative Writing, and Advance Poetry Writing at Mount Olive College.
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