GLCA Writer, 2024

Reading Event

Thursday, May 16, 2024
4:15 p.m.
Olmsted room, Mandelle Hall

Join the 2023 GLCA New Writers Award for Poetry winner, James Fujinami Moore as he gives a talk and reads from his award winning book, indecent hours.

James Fujinami Moore’s work has appeared in Barrow Street’s 4×2, The Brooklyn Rail, Guesthouse, The Margins, the Pacifica Literary Review, and Prelude. He has received support from Poets House, Bread Loaf, and the Frost Place, and received his MFA from Hunter College in 2016. He lives in Los Angeles.

James Moore headshot

indecent hours book cover

indecent hours is a brilliant debut collection by a poet who isn’t afraid to be both flawed and vulnerable.  Fujinami Moore’s poems are suffused with a timely and timeless quality as they address the fraught contemporary social fabric of American life, especially as experienced by an Asian-American person, “Maybe I am like Bruce Lee.  I form the shape of what I am given,” and reflect on the fundamental experiences of being human. 

(Source: GLCA website)


“James Fujinami Moore’s debut poetry collection reminds us that America is not a Promised Land but a mutable place we inhabit. It is a country shaped by lust and heartbreak, parental pride and discomfort, nebulous mythologies, and large and small acts of violence born of boredom, of boyhoods, of unchecked power, of stereotypes and racial slurs. The book’s great energy resides in Moore’s willingness to ask: How has America shaped the people it never vowed to love and protect? How heavy the memories lying by at night? At once witty and weary and always with an eye on the animal kingdom and the natural world, Moore’s collection will rattle you with its close examinations and indecent answers, with its refusal to look away.”
—Yona Harvey