Mariners Inn Poetry Celebration

Featuring performances by The Poets of Mariners Inn & The Legendary Jessica Care Moore. hosted by Joel Fluent Greene.

Jan. 10 | 7PM

The Poets of Mariners Inn Proudly Present a Poetry Celebration.
Featuring the Poets of Mariners Inn w/ a Special Guest Performance by Internationally renowned Poet/Author/Mother/Rockstar, jessica Care moore.
Hosted by Joel Fluent Greene

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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 a distinguished 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow, A 2017 Knight Arts Foundation winner, 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. Her poetry has been heard on stages like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the London Institute of Contemporary Arts. She has performed all over the world. jessica Care moore believes poems belong to everywhere and to everyone. moore recently won a 64,000 Knight Arts Grant for her large scale Afrofuturistic ballet, Salt City, a techno-chorepoem. 
She is a highly respected poet among Hip Hop artists, recording with Nas on his 1999 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, who put out her first album, Black Tea - The Legend of Jessi James, which features Jose James, Roy Ayers, Talib Kweli, Wordsworth, One Belo and Ursula Rucker. 
Born in Detroit, jessica Care moore first came to national prominence when she won on the legendary “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. She is a youth advocate and serves as a Dream Director for youth inside Detroit Public Schools. In 2018 she will premiere her Black WOMEN Rock! Curriculum at Skyline College in San Fransisco. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP.
Jessica Care moore currently lives, writes and creates in downtown Detroit, where she is proud to be raising her 11--year old award winning poet, actor, musician and hockey playing son, King Thomas Moore-Poole.