Lenard D. Moore is an internationally acclaimed poet and anthologist. His literary works have been published in more than fifteen countries and translated into more than a dozen languages. He is a U.S. Army Veteran. Moore is the author of The Geography of Jazz, A Temple Looming, Desert Storm: A Brief History, Forever Home, and The Open Eye, among others. He is the editor for One Window’s Light: A collection of Haiku. He is the founder and executive director of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and the Executive Chairman of the North Carolina Haiku Society. He was the first African American president of the Haiku Society of America. His awards include the North Carolina Award for Literature and the Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award. He teaches African American literature and creative writing at the University of Mount Olive, where he is the poet-in-residence.