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Jessica Care Moore: Pushing Poetry into New Spaces

Jessica Care Moore- Pushing Poetry into New Spaces
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By: Pam Perry PR Staff 

Jessica Care Moore, the dynamic and leading voice in contemporary poetry, is making waves once again with her latest endeavor, “He Looked Like A Postcard.” Set to co-star and produce this deeply personal and evocative film, Moore brings her unique blend of poetic storytelling to the silver screen. This June, she’ll be gracing the book festival in Austin, Texas, alongside the talented Nikki Giovanni, offering audiences a glimpse into her artistic journey and celebrating the power of poetry and film.

A Poet’s Journey: From Detroit to the World

Born and raised in Detroit, Moore has always been a beacon of creative expression. Her passion for poetry began at a young age, finding solace and strength in words. As a single mother and a prolific poet, she has navigated the complexities of life with resilience and grace, consistently pushing the boundaries of where poetry can exist. Her work is not just confined to the pages of books but finds life in performances, music, and now, film.

“He Looked Like A Postcard” is a testament to Moore’s ability to weave poetry into the fabric of everyday life. Directed by Qasim Basir, the film tells the story of a poet and single mom, Serendipity, who returns home to Detroit in search of her voice and unexpectedly finds love. The narrative unfolds through the discovery of a postcard, inspiring Serendipity to write a poem and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.

Overcoming Challenges: A Story of Resilience

Moore’s path to bringing this film to life was not without its challenges. Raising close to half a million dollars to fund the project was a monumental task. However, her determination and unwavering belief in the power of her story propelled her forward. “Getting to the finish line after raising such a significant amount is a huge accomplishment,” Moore reflects. The film’s successful premiere at the American Black Film Festival marks a significant milestone in her career, setting the stage for its upcoming Detroit premiere.

A Cast of Bright Stars

Moore’s love and pride for her cast are palpable. “I am so in love with my cast,” she says. Tobias Truvillion’s brilliance, Omar Regan’s light, Nicci’s incredible performance, and her nephew Jaden’s standout role all contribute to the film’s emotional depth and authenticity. Moore’s son, King, also graces the screen with his perfection, adding a personal touch to the narrative. Each actor brings their unique energy and talent, creating a tapestry of performances that resonate with audiences.

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The Heart of Detroit

At the core of “He Looked Like A Postcard” is Detroit—a city that embodies resilience, creativity, and hope. Moore’s deep connection to her hometown is evident in her work. “The story is about Detroit—art is possible,” she emphasizes. Through the film, she showcases the city’s vibrant arts scene and its capacity to inspire and uplift. Detroit is not just a backdrop but a character in itself, shaping and influencing the narrative. Jessica is also the Detroit Poet Laureate

A Vision for the Future

Moore’s aspirations extend beyond the success of this film. She envisions a future where poetry and film continue to intersect, creating new and unexpected spaces for artistic expression. “I love making films full of poetry. I have so much to say,” she shares. Her hope is for a distribution deal that will bring “He Looked Like A Postcard” to theaters and homes worldwide, allowing audiences everywhere to experience the beauty and power of her storytelling.

A Festival of Celebration

As Moore prepares for the book festival in Austin, Texas, the excitement is palpable. This event offers a platform for her to share her journey, connect with fellow artists, and celebrate the transformative power of poetry. Collaborating with Nikki Giovanni and supported by publishers like Amistad Books, Moore Black Press, HarperCollins, and Serendipity Lit, the festival promises to be a memorable experience for all attendees.

Pushing Poetry into New Spaces

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In her own words, Jessica Care Moore describes her mission as “pushing poems into spaces people don’t expect them to exist.” Her work is a testament to the power of vulnerability, risk-taking, and the relentless pursuit of creative expression. With “He Looked Like A Postcard,” she invites everyone to see the world through the lens of poetry, to find beauty in the ordinary, and to believe in the possibility of art.

For more information and updates, follow Jessica Care Moore on Instagram at @jessicacaremoore and @helookedlikeapostcardfilm.

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