Makale Moore is a novelist, poet, and community activist hailing from the Southside of Chicago, Illinois by way of West Englewood. Currently attending Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana obtaining a B.A. in English. A visionary of originality and authenticity, incorporated his love for music and the exceptionalism of Black inner-city life into his work. As a creative, priding himself on uplifting other people, especially young people and fellow creatives through the possibility of combining all arts to liberate the world. At the age of 19 he finished the draft to his first full-length novel. The goal is to inspire, motivate, and cultivate the next generation to use their dreams to change the world by sharing his personal experiences through the art of storytelling. With research experience from Johns Hopkins University & Vanderbilt University with projects surrounding diversifying the literary canon with more books highlighting the actuality of inner-city youth; projects entitled Blackout: Rejecting Trauma and Embodying Love in Black Young Adult Literature and Diversifying the Literary Canon through Poetry & Prose Writing. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Creative Writing after he graduates from undergrad.