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Indigo Moor

Indigo Moor is a poet, playwright, and author with 12 years' experience teaching creative writing. His second book of poetry, Through the Stonecutter's Window, won Northwestern University Press's Cave Canem Prize. His first book, Tap-Root, was published as part of Main Street Rag's Editor's Select Poetry Series.

Three of his short plays, Harvest, Shuffling, and The Red and Yellow Quartet debuted at the 60 Million Plus Theatre's Spring Playwright's festival. His full-length stageplay, Live! at the Excelsior, was a finalist for the Images Theatre Playwright Award and has been optioned for a full length film.

Indigo is an honors' graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program, where he studied poetry, fiction, and scriptwriting. In addition, he is a graduate member of the Artist's Residency Institute for Teaching Artists, former Vice President of the Sacramento Poetry Center, and a distinguished Cave Canem alumnus.

An engineer by trade, Indigo specializes in ingraining elements of poetry as tools for the writer's arsenal. His students learn the "how" as well as the "why" of effective poetry, enabling the individual to better understand how his or her own work can be refined. Indigo encourages emphasis on the conciseness that drives powerful, evocative poetry.

Indigo received the 2005 Vesle Fenstermaker Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2008 Jack Kerouac Poetry contest. Other honors include: 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee and finalist finishes for the T.S. Eliot Prize, Crab Orchard First Book Prize, Saturnalia First Book Award, Naomi Long Madgett Book Award, and WordWorks Prize.