Jonathan Jacob Moore, or Jon Jon, is a Detroit-born scholar and writer. He is a 2017 National College Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) Best Poet and is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at University Of California, Berkeley, where he is a Berkeley Fellow. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in BOAAT, DREGINALD, DRØME, FoglifterThe James Franco Review, RaceBaitR, and Vinyl among others. 
 
Jon Jon is Managing Editor at Qui Parle, Fellowship Director at Winter Tangerine, and Book Reviewer for the Shade Journal
 
For inquiries, please email jonathanjacobmoore@gmail.com 
 
Awards, Fellowships, residencies 

2019

SHOW US YOUR SPINES September Resident

James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library

First Place

2019 Berkeley Graduate Fellows Video Contest

2018

 

Finalist

Rustbelt Poetry Slam, Detroit, MI

 

Finalist

FEMS Poetry Slam, Boston, MA

 

2017

Ted Shapiro Memorial Award for Best Senior Honors Thesis |

Highest Thesis Honors

Tufts University American Studies Program

 

Honos Civicus 

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University

 

Pride on the Hill Award

Tufts University LGBT Alumni Association 

 

Best Poet | Best Poem | Best Persona Poem 

ACUI College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI), Chicago, IL

 

2016

 

President's Fund Grantee

Anthony Monaco, President of Tufts University

 

2015

 

Gerald Gill Research Fellow | Research Fellow

Center for the Study of Race & Democracy at Tufts University and Harvard Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research 

 

2014

 

Top 100 Black LGBTQ Leaders-To-Watch

National Black Justice Coalition 

 

2013

 

Gates Millennium Scholar

 

Horatio Alger National Scholar

 
selected works

2020

VIDEO: Button Poetry | "Zumbi"

 

2019

REVIEW: ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and EnvironmentA Billion Black Anthropocenes or None. By Kathryn Yusoff

 

Contrapunktal

featured in Foglifter Journal, Vol. 4 Issue 2

flora & fauna

featured in BOAAT and Propter Nos

2018

 

RaceBaitRCarried by Corpses: 'This is America' or The Ingenuity of Lynching in 10 Parts

 

REVIEW: the Shade Journal | Textual Teleportation in Alexis Pauline Gumbs' "M Archive: After the End of the World"

 

 

DRØME | It’s (Been) the End: A Repudiation of Trumpocalypticism Ending in Affirmation

 

 

2017

 

 

REVIEW: The Poetry Project October/November Newsletter

"Body Text" by Sean D. Henry Smith

 

 

the Shade Journal | And Other Hoaxes

 

 

2016

 

INTERVIEW: The Ploughsares Blog at Emerson College (John Rufo) “frank ocean and all black things that disappear on their own”: A Conversation with Jonathan Jacob Moore

 

The James Franco Review | Issue 8 

 

Vinyl Poetry | for Prince & scooby-doo enters the diary room

 

the Shade Journal | Issue 1

 

Black Napkin Press | Vol 1 Issue 3 

 

Winter TangerineSing That Like Dovesong Anthology

 

 

2015

 

Tufts Observer | Speaking Back to Death in Black Breath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
education | scholarship 

Currently

 

Ph.D. African-American Studies and African Diaspora Studies (May 2023)

University of California, Berkeley 

Spring 2017

B.A. American Studies & Africana Studies (2013-2017)

Tufts University, Medford, MA

 

Senior Honors Thesis: Notes on Speculating the Black Apocalyptic

Writing Fellow 

Introduction to Anthropology of Science & Technology | Dr. Nick Seaver

Fall 2016​

Writing Fellow

Religion & Politics in American History | Dr. Heather Curtis 

 

Spring 2016

Exchange Student, Africana Studies

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

 

Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant 

Race in America | Professor Jean Wu 

 
works in progress 

Jon Jon is currently working on his first manuscript. 

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