Biography

Harry Moore grew up on a small farm in East Central Alabama.  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.

His poems have appeared in the Elk River Review, The Distillery, Alabama Literary Review, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, POEM, South Carolina Review, Avocet, Ship of Fools, Anglican Theological Review, Penwood Review, Main Street Rag, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and other journals.

Since retiring from teaching in 2009, he has published four books of poetry:

  • What He Would Call Them, Finishing Line Press, 2013 (chapbook),
  • Time’s Fool: Love Poems, Mule on a Ferris Wheel Press, 2014 (chapbook),
  • Retreat: A Way Forward, Finishing Line Press, 2017 (chapbook),
  • Bearing the Farm Away, Kelsay Books, 2018 (full collection).

He currently serves as assistant editor of POEM magazine.

In 2014 Harry received the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award for poetry from Poets & Writers.

He lives with his wife, Cassandra, in Decatur, Alabama.