Lenard D. Moore
Lenard Duane Moore (born February 13, 1958, Jacksonville, North Carolina, U.S.A.), retired professor of English, creative writing, and African American literature. Best known as a poet and promoter of haiku: speaker, workshop leader, and performer at poetry readings, often with jazz musicians. Leader of the North Carolina Haiku Society; executive director of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective; president of the Haiku Society of America, and honorary curator of the American Haiku Archives. Has several books of haikai and poetry. Three-time winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award. Resides in Raleigh, N.C.