We want our bodies back Poems by Jessica Care Moore

We want our bodies back Poems by Jessica Care Moore

Apr 04, 2020, 03:00 pm at Auburn Avenue Research Library

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Event Address: 101 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA


In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) will host poet Jessica Care Moore for a dialogue on her publication, We Want Our Bodies Back.

Reflecting Moore's transcendent electric voice, this searing poetry collection is filled with moving, original stanzas that speak to both the Black women’s creative and intellectual power, and 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.

Jessica Care Moore 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 poet, playwright, performance artist and producer, she is the 2013 Alain Locke Award Recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Event Start Date: Apr 04, 2020 03:00 pm

Event End Date: Apr 04, 2020 06:00 pm

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