8 Books Published by Moore Black Press on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Sunlight Through Bullet Holes by jessica Care moore Sunlight Through Bullet Holes

by jessica Care moore
Moore Black Press (Oct 20, 2014)
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Jessica Care Moore has the brains of W.E.B. DuBois and the beauty of Dorothy Dandridge. She is a rhetorical master who has transformed the art of public poetry into the performance of prophetic truth. Jessica Care Moore carries on the heroic tradition of our greatest artists who make epic verse out of tragedy and adversity. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson


Click for more detail about God Is Not An American by jessica Care moore God Is Not An American

by jessica Care moore
Moore Black Press (Apr 10, 2009)
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In the labyrinth of Moore’s prose and poetry, the blues force is synonymous with the Derridean trace in the way in which the language transverses celestial realms to reclaim or to re-contextualize God in an image that does not reflect the sensibilities and patriarchal attitudes of the Western world. God Is Not An American summons the spirits of the androgynous Gods written out of theological and scholarly texts.

The book depicts the complexities of God. In the text, Moore performs ritual and praise song to African and Native American deities of love, beauty, intimacy, fertility and motherhood that have been sacrificed for the Gods of War and Power. Moreover, Moore s poetry serves as libation to her ancestors of Native American, African, and Irish descent whose blood is the mortar that has built the foundation of America but has been largely trivialized or ignored by the dominant culture. Hence, God Is Not An American and will not become an American until America wholeheartedly embraces the amalgamation of cultures that have contributed to her greatness. With her latest collection of poetry, God is not an American; Jessica Care Moore has ascended to a new zenith in her career as a professional poet. Similar to Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man and Gayl Jones Corregidora, Moore’s fuses cultural memory, black American musicality and traditional African American literary traditions to broaden the parameters of contemporary black poetry. Influenced by the poets of the Black Arts Movement such as Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Jayne Cortez, Amiri Baraka, and Lucille Clifton.—from the Afterword by Jessie Adolph


Click for more detail about I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home by Danny Simmons I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home

by Danny Simmons
Moore Black Press (Jan 17, 2007)
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"At the heart of this powerful collection of poems and paintings are the stories Simmons tells from his easel with raw, glaring imagery. The bright colors of his collages provide a contrast to the relentlessly grim portrayals of a society where people are jailed at birth," proclaims renowned author, Ishmael Reed.


Click for more detail about Black Girls Learn Love Hard by Ras Baraka Black Girls Learn Love Hard

by Ras Baraka
Moore Black Press (Jan 10, 2006)
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Ras Baraka’s "Black Girls Learn Love Hard" (Moore Black Press 2006) is more than a brother mourning the loss of his sister; more than a father arming his daughters with weapons of truth; more than a son lamenting the struggle of his foremothers. "Black Girls Learn Love Hard" is more than baraka’s first collection of poetry, it is a critical look at a world that preys on women instead of praising them, a thought provoking investigation into the social and political issues that plague the African American community, and a passionate tribute to the strength and resilience of humanity. This touching, powerful collection of work that pays homage to the life and courageous spirit of Baraka’s younger sister Shani, and all women who learn love hard.


Click for more detail about Subtle Art of Breathing by asha bandele Subtle Art of Breathing

by asha bandele
Moore Black Press (Jun 27, 2005)
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Poetry. African American Studies. THE SUBTLE ART OF BREATHING is a work about women, survival, and abuse that deals with self-evaluation and politics from an intimate and personal perspective.

“asha’s writing has an ease and urgency that is rare, welcome and necessary. Her story is at once highly particular and universal. Her courage to love is heroism without pretension, and as Malcolm once said of himself, her sincerity is her credential”Mos Def

asha bandele is a former features editor and writer for Essence magazine, and is currently the deputy director of policy with the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization leading the nation in reforming drug laws and mandatory sentencing.


Click for more detail about The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto by jessica Care moore The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto

by jessica Care moore
Moore Black Press (Jun 01, 2003)
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The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto (AVG) is the highly anticipated release from author jessica Care moore. A rich collection of poetry and prose divided into three chapters of resistence, love and survival. In the midst of all the hype with this art form called poetry, jessica Care moore takes time to flex her opinions and obvious growth as a writer inside these pages. The AVG is a great contribution to the future of American poetry. With call to action poems, like, "Joseph," and "Epilogue," to honest sometimes haunting love poems, like "Purple," and "Leaving Brooklyn," we get to know this poet like never before. "I got my momma’s eyes and my daddy’s guns."


Click for more detail about The Seventh Octave : The Early Writings of Saul Stacy Williams by Saul Williams The Seventh Octave : The Early Writings of Saul Stacy Williams

by Saul Williams
Moore Black Press (Feb 01, 1998)
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The first book from one of the most gifted poets of the Hip Hop Generation. The Seventh Octave features some of this great young poets most revered poems. From "OHM," to "Sha Clack Clack," Saul’s words are breathtaking and powerful with every read. The Seventh Octave is a must-have collection for any aspiring poet or seasoned writer. Lyrical and electric, full of brilliant imagery and truth. The Seventh Octave is for lovers of language and the magic poets can create.


Click for more detail about The Words Don’t Fit In My Mouth by jessica Care moore The Words Don’t Fit In My Mouth

by jessica Care moore
Moore Black Press (Jul 01, 1997)
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The Words Don’t Fit In My Mouth has become a classic book among fans of the new movement of poets around the world. The first release from author jessica Care moore, The Words Don’t Fit In My Mouth is a thematically, multi-various collage of poems on love and lost, relationships, racism, sexism, and identity that says: "..we exist, yes we do. It’s a fact." In the words of editor Tony Medina, this collection is full of tom-boy muscle and tender sister love caresses. She coos and curses and condems- all in one breath, all in one poem, one book.




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