Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
I'm from the southern United States, where I currently reside and work. I've got the doctorate now and looking to leave though.
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
That is a tough question. The people who travel here from other countries and visit, and the few people who I know that have integrity. We rely on each other for strength and look to each other for hope. Every day we have reminders of why it's important to support each other and cultivate in others a true sense of selflessness and empathy that guides you every day of your lives.
- What turns you on creatively?
Research, revisionist history, winning against the odds, cemeteries, music, fire, beauty, and an exposed and determined manifestation of power that seems unbeatable.
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
Social discourse, Contumely. Why does it always consume me?
- What is your pet peeve?
The tendency of most folks to start hate groups about other hate groups.
- What defines DeWayne Moore?
Serious research. Respect. If you take the time to try and learn more and understand someone or some situation, you don't have very far to go to have respect for something besides yourself. What we lack in this world is miles of respect, which is a prerequisite of truth, and the only sturdy foundation on which we can come together in fellowship. I am also defined somewhat by the twenty-something memorials that I had a part in erecting for blues musicians in Mississippi.