Tag Archives: Jessica Care Moore

SlamNation – Let the Be Bee

Posted by Paul Devlin:
Back before everyone had a video camera in their pocket, SlamNation co-producer Tom Poole lent a camera to muMs da Schemer (HBO’s Oz) and that gave us fresh, candid footage of his fellow Nuyorican slam team mates, Saul Williams, Jessica Care Moore, and Beau Sia during their journey to the National Poetry Slam.
Here’s a little sample of them goofing off and just being themselves, before they became famous.

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Slam Poem: Jessica Care Moore – “How To Make Love”

Posted by Rina Svet:

Jessica has a whole collection of amazing, daring poetry, and in this bold piece she slaps the issue of sex vs. love on the table, teaching the men she speaks to, as the title claims, how to make love.

“Don’t just call out my name, ask me my name!” she demands.  Check out the whole riveting piece, it’s well worth a listen!

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Slam Poem: Jessica Care Moore – “Box This”

Posted by Paul Devlin:

Can a white person born in the U.S with family roots in South Africa identify him or herself as “African American?”  What about an American with Morroccan or Egyptian ancestry? Also African American? Why do we often use the term African American to describe a black person, but rarely use European American to describe a white person?   Besides, no one is really white or black – we’re all flesh color (I can prove it with the scopes that measure color in my edit room).  When you start to examine it closely, the language collapses.

Years ago, I read an interview with Marlon Brando, who said that when asked to identify his race on a form, he wrote “Human.”  I’ve followed his lead ever since.

Jessica Care Moore takes on the absurdity of racial labeling in this burst of energy performed at the finals of the National Poetry Slam in Portland, Oregon.  

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