B. Sharise Moore
“B. Sharise Moore is a rare…writer who masters…[complicated rhythms] and taps out her own very special beat.”~A. Kai, Rawsistaz Reviewer. Published author, certified English teacher, classical pianist, editor, and performance poet B. Sharise Moore is a New Jersey native and graduate of Rutgers University where she received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing in 2001. For the past 9 years she has taught courses in English, Drama, French, Journalism, and Language Arts. B. Sharise stormed the world of performance poetry in 1998 and quickly became a slam champion, featured poet, and member of the New Jersey National Slam Team in 2002. Since then, she has shared the stage with the likes of HBO Def Poets Lemon, Narubi Selah, and Gemineye while performing at venues throughout the country. Penned as a “writer's writer” on the spoken word scene, B. Sharise offers content editing and workshop services as the sole proprietor of Blaqmermaid Press and provides private classical piano lessons for Beginner thru Advanced students. She released her first poetry CD “Chez Poet” in 2001, “Labyrinth,” in 2009, and her latest, “Peacock Feathers and Ruby Slippered Souls” in 2010. Moore's poetry has been published in The Journal of Black Poetry and The Mas Tequila Review among other anthologies and magazines. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel: “Taste”, an artful blend of fantasy and erotic fiction. She is currently enrolled in the University of Baltimore's MFA Program in Creative Writing (Poetry) and Publishing Arts.