VIRTUAL: jessica Care moore / We Want Our Bodies Back

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 5:30pm
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front cover of We Want Our Bodies BackBooksmith and The Bindery host jessica Care moore for her new book of poems, We Want Our Bodies Back. Please join us!

This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Please note the early start time of 5:30pm PST.

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Over the past two decades, jessica Care moore has become a cultural force as a poet, performer, publisher, activist, and critic. Reflecting her transcendent electric voice, this searing poetry collection is filled with moving, original stanzas that speak to both Black women’s creative and intellectual power, and express the pain, sadness, and anger of those who suffer constant scrutiny because of their gender and race. Fierce and passionate, Jessica Care moore argues that Black women spend their lives building a physical and emotional shelter to protect themselves from misogyny, criminalization, hatred, stereotypes, sexual assault, objectification, patriarchy, and death threats.

We Want Our Bodies Back is an exploration -- and defiant stance against -- these many attacks.


photo of jessica Care Moore courtesy of the authorjessica Care moore is the founder and CEO of Moore Black Press, executive producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist, and producer, she is the 2019 and 2017 Knight Arts Award Winner, 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow, NAACP Great Expectations Awardee, and an 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,  Sunlight Through Bullet Holes, and the critically acclaimed Techno Choreopoem, Salt City. Her work has been published in numerous literary collections and she has performed on stages all over the world, including The Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the London Institute for Contemporary Arts. jessica lives and writes in an historic Detroit neighborhood with her son King Thomas.


This event is free and all ages.

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Books: 
We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems By jessica Care moore Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062955289
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad - March 31st, 2020