jessica Care moore

jessica Care moore is an internationally renowned poet, and executive producer and founder of the 14-year old rock & roll concert and empowerment weekend, Black WOMEN Rock! She created Moore Black Press Publishing in 1997, and began publishing poets Saul Williams, asha bandele, Newark Mayor and poet Ras Baraka, among others. moore is the author of five books, including The Words Don’t Fit in My Mouth, God is Not an American, and We Want Our Bodies Back. She's read her work at UN World Aids Day NYC, Shanghai's Iron Mic and Concrete & Grass Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, and the International Flupp Literary Festival in Rio de Janeiro. Her jazz soul album, Black Tea - The Legend of Jessi James was released by hip-hop artist Talib Kweli's Javotti Media label. moore emerged on the national scene when she won the legendary “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” competition a record-breaking five times in a row. Her poetry and voice is featured in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History. She is the recipient of the 2018 Joyce Award, the 2017 Knight Arts Award, the 2013 Alain Locke Award, and in 2015, the Harvard Woman of the Year Award.