NewsCity of Detroit Names Jessica Care Moore Poet Laureate

City of Detroit Names Jessica Care Moore Poet Laureate

The Detroit native is committed to the amplifying the voices of contemporary writers and poets in the city’s educational curriculum.

Detroit has named Jessica Care Moore as its newest poet laureate, a fitting choice given her deep roots in the city’s vibrant cultural fabric.

In her new role, Moore will orchestrate poetry events citywide and contribute to initiatives dedicated to Detroit’s diverse community, Fox 2 Detroit reported. The lifelong Detroiter will deliver an annual address at the Detroit Public Library and compose an original poem for an end-of-year presentation.

Mayor Mike Duggan lauded the appointment, stating, “This is a recognition that was overdue…Now it’s official.”

jessica Care moore is Detroit’s new Poet Laureate!In the two-year position sponsored by The Ford Foundation, Care moore will plan and lead poetry-centered events across the city, participate in programs that reflect and honor the city’s diversity.— City of Detroit (@CityofDetroit) April 30, 2024

Beyond her poetic prowess, Moore is also an activist, filmmaker, publisher, and founder of The Moore Art House, a non-profit dedicated to fostering literacy in Detroit.

Moore also performed at BLACK ENTERPRISE‘s “Woman of Power” poetry jam.

Source: Black Enterprise


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