We’re joined on the Starline by a Poet, Executive Producer, Apollo Legend. Her poetry is featured by (Nas, Common, Jeezy, Jeff Mills). Her latest book is the profound “We Want Our Bodies Back”. We welcome Jessica Care Moore.
Let’s go Beyond the Mic, these poems have pain and darkness as their base, but there is hope. How did you decide to put these poems in this particular order?
I was struck by your poem Amazing Grace. In just 5 lines you summoned the soul of Aretha Franklin. You had me hearing her voice in my head. How does your poetry come to you?
You dedicate your poetry to several people, from skaters to even your dad. How did these people inspire you?
If you are from Detroit, there is always a love of the city that overlooks the darkness. I was struck by the love you have for Detroit in “A Poem Saved My Life”. How do you see your city continue to fight and rebuild?
Who inspires you to continue to write now?
You take a stand shining a bright light on the glass ceiling and the prejudice against women or girls and racism. How has 2020 hurt or helped show your point?
What poem of yours is the favorite of your son’s?
The Rockin’ 8
Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.
There is no Pressure.
1. Did you enjoy playing softball or baseball more?
2. Favorite Color
3. As a hockey mom what’s the best part of a hockey game?
4. One lesson your dad gave you?
5. What’s the one lesson you want to give your son King?
6. Favorite guitar
7. Pad of Paper / Computer / Typewriter how do you journal your poetry?
8. How have you survived the quarantine?
BONUS Favorite place to vacation
She’s played softball since 7th grade. She loves hockey rinks with heat, and writes poetry on pad of paper. Her book is the profound “We Want Our Bodies Back”. Jessica Care Moore thank you for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
Check out Jessica at her website