Harry Moore grew up in East Central Alabama after World War II. With degrees in English from Auburn University, Rice University, and Middle Tennessee State University, he taught freshman comp and sophomore literature in community college for four decades before retiring in 2009. His poems have appeared in South Carolina Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, POEM, Penwood Review, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, English Journal, Alabama Literary Review, Avocet, The Cape Rock, Anglican Theological Review, and other journals.
He is the author of three chapbooks: What He Would Call Them (Finishing Line Press, 2013), Time’s Fool: Love Poems (Mule on a Ferris Wheel Press, 2014), and Retreat: A Way Forward (Finishing Line Press, 2017).
In 2014, he received the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, including a week in New York and four weeks at Jentel Artist Residency in Northeast Wyoming.
Readings include the Calhoun Writers’ Conference in 2013, McNally Jackson Books in New York City in 2014, the Alabama Book Festival in 2015, and the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since1900 in 2016 and 2018.
An assistant editor of POEM magazine, he lives with his wife, Cassandra, in Decatur, Alabama.
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (April 7, 2018)