Furious Flower

jessica Care moore - Poetry Reading

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Golden Pony
This event is free and open to the public!
Open mic starts at 6pm; jessica Care moore takes the stage at 7pm.

On January 24, Furious Flower is pleased to present jessica Care moore. 

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jessica Care moore is a renaissance woman. She is the CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. An internationally renowned inter-disciplinary poet, she is a distinguished 2018 Joyce Award Recipient. A 2017 Knight Arts Foundation Winner. A 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow, and the 2013 Alain Locke Award Recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. moore is the author of The Words Don’t Fit in My Mouth, The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto, God is Not an American, Sunlight Through Bullet Holes, and her forthcoming collection, We Want Our Bodies Back (Harper Collins). Her writing has been anthologized in several national literary publications, and her poetry and voice is prominently featured on the 4th floor of The Smithsonian Museum of African American History in Washington D.C.  She has read her poems at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, UN World Aids Day Events, the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, in South Africa, and recently returned from an inspiring tour in Ghana.  

She is a highly respected poet among Hip Hop artists. moore's poems are featured on Platinum recording artist Nas' Nastradamus album. Her recent recordings include the track “Eternal Reflection” on Jeezy’s Church in These Streets, and “Poetry Suite” on Karriem Riggins Head Nod Suite project. She is signed to Talib Kweli’s Javotti Media Label, which released her first poetry and music album, Black Tea - The Legend of Jessi James, featuring Blue Note artist, Jose James and the legendary, Roy Ayers.

Born in Detroit, jessica Care moore first came into national prominence when she won the televised “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” competition, a record breaking five times in a row. Her searing performance of the poem “Black Statue of Liberty” earned moore several meetings with high profile publishing companies, but in 1997, she paved her own path and launched a publishing company of her own, Moore Black Press.

The busy poet is a youth advocate and serves as a Dream Director for students inside Detroit Public Schools. In 2018 she will premiere her Black WOMEN Rock! Curriculum at Skyline College in San Francisco, and continues to produce this rock and roll tribute to Betty Davis across the country. Her large scale dance theater work, Salt City, "A Techno Choreopoem" premieres in Detroit in June 2019.

jessica Care moore currently lives, writes, dreams and creates in downtown Detroit, where she is proud to be raising her 12--year old award winning poet, actor, musician and hockey playing son, King Thomas Moore.

Learn more and explore her work: http://jessicacaremoore.com/

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