Lenard Duane Moore (born February 13, 1958, Jacksonville, North Carolina, U.S.A.), retired teacher of English, creative writing, and African American literature, most recently at the University of Mount Olive. He is now a full-time author and promoter of writing, appearing as speaker, conducting workshops, and performing at poetry readings, often with jazz musicians. Moore has led the North Carolina Haiku Society since 1994; was founder (1995) and executive director of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective; served as president of the Haiku Society of America (2008 and 2009); and was honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives (2020–2021). His published books of haikai include The Open Eye (1985 and 2015); Desert Storm: A Brief History (1993), Gathering at the Crossroads (2003), The Geography of Jazz (2020); One Window’s Light; and Long Rain: Poetry (2021), and A Million Shadows at Noon (2023). He has edited anthologies for the NCHS and the CAAWC. His awards include the Margaret Walker Prize in Creative Writing (1997), the Museum of Haiku Literature Award in Frogpond (1983, 1994, and 2003), and the North Carolina Award for Literature (2014). Moore resides in Raleigh, N.C.
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