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Women's History Month

We Want Our Bodies Back: Book Tour & Celebration

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 6:00 PM
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESPONSE.

 

Be a part of Detroit Herstory!

Hosted by WDET 101.9FM's Chris Campbell, poet and author jessica Care moore is kicking off her book tour for We Want Our Bodies Back, her fifth collection of poems released by Harper Collins/Amistad.

This powerful, action-packed afternoon will include Jessica Care Moore and Rochelle Riley in conversation; a poetry reading by Moore with special musical guests Kenny Watson and Trey Simon; live art by Sabrina Nelson, and so much more!


Book Details:

We Want Our Bodies Back is a dazzling full-length collection of verse from one of the leading poets of our time.

Over the past two decades, jessica Care moore has become a cultural force as a poet, performer, publisher, activist, and critic. Reflecting her transcendent electric voice, this searing poetry collection is filled with moving, original stanzas that speak to both Black women’s creative and intellectual power, and express the pain, sadness, and anger of those who suffer constant scrutiny because of their gender and race. Fierce and passionate, jessica Care moore argues that Black women spend their lives building a physical and emotional shelter to protect themselves from misogyny, criminalization, hatred, stereotypes, sexual assault, objectification, patriarchy, and death threats.

We Want Our Bodies Back is an exploration—and defiant stance against—these many attacks.