Celebrate Life! Poetry Memorial for Misty Amber Moore – June 26

  • “Celebrate Life! Poetry Memorial for Misty Amber Moore” on Saturday, June 26, 6:30pm-9pm
  • 5-hour FREE event – no tickets needed, masks + temperature checks required at the door for entry
  • Location: The Margo Jones Theatre, 1121 1st Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210

On Saturday, June 26 from 6:30pm-9pm, join us for a Poetry Memorial Celebrating the Life of Misty Amber Moore.

This one-day-only FREE memorial event hosted by Suza Kanon, Tamitha Curiel, B. Randall and Misty’s family will include spoken-word performances from over 20 featured poets, including:

  • Dallas Poetry Slam & WOWPS – Sherrie “Candy” Zantea
  • DaVerse Lounge – Will Richey and AP Perez
  • Dando Poets – Tammy Melody Gomez
  • Mad Swirl – Johnny Olson & Bear the Poet
  • Diane Vincent
  • Aye Nero
  • Poets on X + Opalina Salas, Vic Victory
  • Taylor Teachout
  • Pandora’s Box – Paul Koniecki

We’ll begin the evening when doors open at 6:30pm with a short film, brief photo slideshow and a few original poems Misty recorded. Local Dallas poets then take the stage to read their original works from 7-9pm.

Parking and walking directions to the theater once you’re inside Fair Park: http://www.margojonestheatre.org/directions–parking.html?

For more information, visit our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/AzcC0GbC

College Fund direct donation link for Misty’s 4 children: https://go.fidelity.com/w5pvn

Who Was Misty Amber Moore?

“Sullen” Misty Amber Boldish Moore (June 1, 1982 – April 10, 2021) was a local artist and poet who performed spoken word on stages around the world, including opening for poets Saul Williams and Erykah Badu. She performed at Dallas Poetry Slam, Mad Swirl, Dallas Writers Garrett, Women of the World Poetry Slam, and slams in Spain and France. She was the founder of traveling student slam poet organization, Sounds of Articulate Poets (SOAP). Misty released multiple poetry CDs, including “Reflections,” and recorded by MicMost “Eye Rhyme” (as “Misty Boldish”). Several of her poetry books are available online at Barnes & Noble or Lulu. Rest in Power.

We hope to honor her legacy by bringing together poets from many of the diverse poetry crews in Dallas that she loved, while creating a space to share our stories, and love of poetry in her memory. Together we carry on to encourage mutual support of our community’s creativity.