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Carolyn Moore participated in the Green Movement as it struggled to become the Green Party of California. Through both phases, she worked for peace and continues to freelance in that endeavor now that she is back in her home state, Oregon. In the past fifteen years, Moore's poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have garnered over sixty awards and honors including the Foley Poetry Award and the H.G. Roberts Foundation's Writing Award for Poetry. She is currently revising a collection for which she was awarded the C. Hamilton Bailey Fellowship in Poetry from Literary Arts, Inc.
"Spoils of War" is a variant of what was published as "Spoils" in a special section of Vietnam war poems in The Journal of Popular Culture. Previously that version of the poem won a contest sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women, then went on to win NLAPW's Marion Doyle Memorial Award. It was also a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.
Winning Entry: Spoils of War
Contest Won: War Poetry Contest 2002, Finalist
Winning Entry: Death Masks from Iwo Jima and Beyond
Contest Won: War Poetry Contest 2008, Honorable Mention