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Jessica Care Moore. Photo by Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press

Detroit’s new poet laureate, Jessica Care Moore, vows to celebrate, promote

Mayor Mike Duggan on Tuesday announced the city’s new poet laureate, who will be responsible for composing poems for special events and occasions in Detroit.

Jessica Care Moore, founder and producer of Black WOMEN Rock! and founder of The Moore Art House, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy in Detroit, will take on the role. Moore’s identifiable voice was behind the “Move the World” campaign, a video used to make a pitch for an Amazon headquarters in Detroit.