We Want Our Bodies Back (Paperback)


By jessica Care moore

Amistad, 9780062955289, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2020

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A dazzling full-length collection of verse from one of the leading spoken word poets of our time.

Over the past two decades, jessica Care moore has become a cultural force as a spoken word artist, 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.