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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  A.D. MOORE  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1944

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Illinois Connection

Moore lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

A.D. Moore is an accomplished writer, military veteran and poet. His first self-published book of poetry was entitled ''Street Talk & Moore, Poetry for the People''. In 2006, ''Street Talk & Moore, Poetry for the People: The Collection'' followed. Over the years, he has been published in a number of publications, including ''The Chicago Sun-Times'' and ''Today's Black Woman'' magazine. A member of Poets United to Advance the Arts for nearly fifteen years, he's a recipient of The Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award and along with PUTATA, has appeared in various venues in and around the Chicago area. Mr. Moore is a Purple Heart, Vietnam Veteran, and his tour of duty in the Southeast Asian country (one was enough) provided genesis and direct insight-warfare revelations on the war that were instrumental in providing excerpts for his fictional short stories, Vignettes of Vietnam and The Excremenator. Married and the father of three, he obtained an Associate, Bachelor and Masters degree on the G.I. Bill. As a result of P.T.S.D. symptoms, he is a disabled, retired Postal employee. He performs his works at schools, churches, and other venues throughout Illinois.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Street Talk and Moore: Poetry for the People: The Collection
ISBN: 1424107512

PublishAmerica. 2006

Street Talk and Moore is an urban account of poetry at its purest level. It is the culmination of many years of experience as reflected by the heart and soul. It reflects experiences in love and life and lessons born of wisdom. It speaks to universal experiences—it is poetry for the people.

Vignettes of Vietnam & Other Colorful Short Stories
ISBN: 147727247X

AuthorHouse. 2012

Vignettes of Vietnam & Other Colorful Stories is a nostalgic collage of short stories, fermented and lingering, some for years, waiting on a venue to finally emerge. Hopefully, that time is now! Vignettes of Vietnam chronicles a young soldier's experiences during his year's tour of duty in the war-torn country and the discovery, while on an ambush patrol, of horrific photographs of GI comrades, captured, tortured and mutilated the discovery of his Homie, butchered during an overnight LPR (Long Range Patrol), and his own subsequent escape, using arboreal survival strategies. The Excremenator provides insight into the violent life of young Anthony Morris. Born in the 'hood' (Chicago), he is a victim of the vicious street gang culture that results in the senseless death of his beautiful and beloved, Janet. Tired of the meaningless violence, he welcomes military conscription as a viable means of escape and redemption. But sent to 'Nam, he's forced to confront the reality of the correlation-urban (street gang affiliation), versus Jungle (military warfare), which proves instrumental in the determination of his outlook on life, as well as and his nasty name! The Night the Cow Got in Zion Franklin, Unforgettable Fang Grey, Snake Dancing, A Tree. . . So Far! are comical (hopefully, colorful) highlights of an era long past".

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