Danny Simmons
I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn't Find My Way Home ISBN: 0-9658303-1-0 Poetry, $30.00 At the heart of "I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn't Find My Way Home" are the stories Simmons tells from his easel --stories of life and love told with passion and at the same time, bittersweet poignancy. "Like corn flakes/for breakfast/the past never/exiting quietly…" this extraordinary coffee table book is one that should be in everyone's collection.

Etan Thomas
More Than An Athlete by Etan Thomas (March 2005)
ISBN: 0-9658308-9-6 Poetry, $19.95 (includes CD) Washington Wizards Center Etan Thomas proves he is just as effective on the page as he is on the boards with his first collection of poetry. Thomas provides insightful commentary on the political, social and spiritual issues that shape our nation.

asha bandele
Subtle Art of Breathing by asha bandele (June 2005)
ISBN: 0-9658308-8-8, Poetry, $12.95 Celebrated novelist asha bandele returns to poetry in a way a mother returns to show her daughter how to hold her newborn. A breath of fresh air for poetry enthusiasts. One of the the most honest, and skillful poets of her generation.

Ras Baraka
black girls Learn love hard poems by Ras Baraka
ISBN: 0-9658308-5-3 Son of legendary writer and poets Amiri and Amina Baraka, this heart-wrenching collection is a celebration of the life of his younger sister and all black women who learn love hard.

I Have Come Forth By Day:
A Woman’s Evolution
Chantay Legacy Leonard

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Drum Majors For Justice
Khalid el-Hakim


God Is Not An American
Jessica Care Moore

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I Have Come Forth By Day:
A Woman’s Evolution
by Chantay Legacy Leonard



Poet Speaks Of Triumph and Life After Struggle

Detroit – December 16, 2011—Detroit native, writer, and performance poet and activist Chantay Legacy Leonard premiers her first book of poetry. Available now on Moore Black Press, the book titled, I Have Come Forth by Day: A Woman’s Evolution, is a heartfelt collection of poems that copes with the struggles, lessons, and triumphs of self-discovery, growing into womanhood, finding love and evolving humanity.

I Have Come Forth By Day, is an inspiring testament to “healing, restoration and being comfortable in your own skin,” says Leonard, 30, who has battled sexual and physical abuse and cancer at a young age. “These poems talk about what happens after survival, and the right to claiming happiness for your self.” Leonard is one of the founding members of the literary and performance group, Black Ink Collective and serves as the Vice President of Strange Fruits Inc., a national all woman non-profit arts and performance collective. Leonard’s passion for women’s expression and development is an inspiration to her book.

Leonard is a strong feminine voice on stage, and her literary work has been featured in

Stanford University's “Black Arts Quarterly,” Poetry Slam Inc.'s “Estrology,” “The Bandana Republic” and other publications. In 2009, she featured in the staged reading of “The Revolution’s In the Ladies Room” produced by jessica Care moore.

As a performance poet, Leonard has commanded stages with poetic icons The Last Poets, Amiri Baraka, Aurora Harris, Khary Kimani Turner and others. She has performed at numerous colleges and universities, festivals, and showcases spanning from New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to California’s University of Santa Barbara.

For more information about I Have Come Forth By Day or Leonard, visit www.legacyleonard.com. For author bookings/publishing information contact: www.mooreblackpress.com

God Is Not An American
by Jessica Care Moore


jessica Care moore is a internationally renowned poet, playwright, actor, activist, producer and CEO of Moore Black Press and founder of Black Women Rock!

She is the author of The Words Don't Fit in My Mouth, The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto, God is Not an American, and a forthcoming book of essays, Literary Apartheid. She has performed her poems and solo theater shows all over the United States, in South Africa, and across Europe. From her Broadway performances at Carnegie Hall, or Harlem's Apollo Theater, London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, to New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center, moore believes poems belong everywhere and to everyone.

Her new show, The Missing Project:Pieces of the D is an international storytelling live art music show that features an experimental jazz orchestra and the work of graffiti artist Antonio "Shades" Agee.Her debut rock album, Black Tea will be out when it's finished! moore continues to push the boundaries of genre, with her first conceptual art installation, NANOC: I Sing The Body Electric, opening at Dell Pryor Gallery in 2011. She lives in Detroit, where she is completing her screenplay, and a memoir, Love is Not the Enemy, while raising the 5-year old love of her life, King Thomas James Moore.