A Scribe Called Quess? - Sleeper Cell

Join Third Place Books in welcoming A Scripe Called Quess?, poet and author of Sleeper Cell!


Using his own personal life experiences as a canvas for his political perspectives, Michael "Quess?" Moore’s Sleeper Cell is a collection of poems that unapologetically investigates societal ills from gentrification to school privatization to state-sanctioned violence to racist symbolism using his words as salve to mend the wounds of oppression.

A Scribe Called Quess? is a poet, educator, actor, playwright and activist. He is a founding member of Team SNO (Slam New Orleans), New Orleans’ national poetry slam champion team (2010, 2012, 2013). His theater work includes “Lockdown,” “Rumors of War,” “Angola 3,” and others. He has produced 2 books of poetry: Blind Visionz and Sleeper Cell. He is a DISTILLERY residency recipient, where he work shopped his first stage play, “Crossroads” and a co-founder of Take Em Down NOLA, a coalition dedicated to the removal of White Supremacist symbols in New Orleans. Currently, he’s lead artist for PolicyLink’s poetic theater project, “We the 100 Million.” You can find A Scribe Called Quess? on Twitter at @quesscribe.