Miles David Moore

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Miles David Moore is Washington reporter for Rubber & Plastics News and Tire Business, both published by Crain Communications Inc. He is also film critic for the online arts magazine Scene4. A native of Ohio, he has lived in Northern Virginia since 1980. In 1994, he founded the IOTA poetry reading series in Arlington, Va., which he hosted for 23 years, through September 2017. From 2002 to 2009, he was a member of the board of directors of The Word Works, a not-for-profit poetry publisher in Washington, D.C. From 1995 to 2008, he was administrator of the Word Works’ annual Washington Prize.

He is the author of two books of poetry: The Bears of Paris (Word Works Capital Collection, 1995) and Rollercoaster (Word Works Capital Collection, 2004), as well as a chapbook, Buddha Isn’t Laughing (Argonne House Press, 1999). With Karren LaLonde Alenier and the late Hilary Tham, he co-edited Winners: A Retrospective of the Washington Prize, published in 1999 by The Word Works. Fatslug Unbound, a CD of Moore’s poetry read by himself and 14 other poets, was released in 2000 by Minimus Productions. In 2005, Minimus Productions also released Poetry Alive at IOTA, a CD from the series’ 10th anniversary celebration featuring 40 Washington-area poets and musicians, co-produced by Moore with Terence Mulligan and Martha Sanchez-Lowery. Moore’s review/essays on the poet John Haines have appeared in two anthologies devoted to critical essays on Haines, The Wilderness of Vision (Story Line Press, 1996) and A Gradual Twilight (CavanKerry Press, 2003). His short story, “Alice and Huck Got Married,” was published in the anthology Alice Redux, edited by Richard Peabody and issued in late 2005 from Paycock Press. Another short story, “The Valley of the Shadow,” won second prize in the 2006 National Press Club fiction contest.

He has won prizes from Poet Lore, WordWrights! and Potomac Review; was nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize; and was twice a semifinalist in the “Discovery”/The Nation contest. In April 2016, the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division honored Moore with an Award for Service to the Arts.

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Written by Miles David Moore September 2013; updated by Kim Roberts in September 2017.

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