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Detroit Poet Laureate Jessica Care Moore.

Jessica Care Moore named poet laureate: ‘An authentic voice of Detroit

The City of Detroit has named its newest poet laureate: Jessica Care Moore – a Detroiter through a through. The city’s stories course through her veins; her heart beats in verse. 

“I am living proof that imagination rooted in our city’s rich soil can take you all over the world and back,” Moore said during a press conference on Tuesday.

Moore will organize and spearhead events focused on poetry throughout the city, deliver a yearly speech at the Detroit Public Library, engage in programs that celebrate Detroit’s diverse community, and compose a unique poem for an end-of-year presentation, according to a news release from the city.