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Opal Moore, a native Chicagoan, is a veteran teacher of creative writing and African American women’s literature. She is the author of the poetry collection Lot’s Daughters. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in anthologies and journals, including the Notre Dame Review, Connecticut Review, Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women’s Humor, and Homeplaces: Stories of the South by Women Writers. She currently serves on the board of The Art Section, an international journal of art and commentary edited by Atlanta-based artist Deanna Sirlin.
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