Jack M. Freedman (Jacob R. Moses)

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Staten Island, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Jack M. Freedman (Jacob R. Moses) is a poet/spoken word artist from Staten Island, NY. He penned the chapbooks ...and the willow smiled (Cyberwit, 2019), Art Therapy 101 (Cyberwit, 2019), and Seance (Cyberwit, 2020). His most recent book is Grimoire (iiPublishing, 2021). It is a full-length poetry collection written in the form of a book of spells. Publications featuring his work span the globe. Countries include USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Wales, France, The Netherlands, Ukraine, South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Iraq, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan.

Publications & Prizes

Poetry

Anthologies:
New Generation Beats 2023 (National Beat Poetry Foundation, 2023)
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Insurrection (Gnashing Teeth Publishing, 2021)
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Hope: An Anthology of Poetry (CultureCult Press, 2020)
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flight (Nightingale & Sparrow, 2019)
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Heat the Grease, We’re Frying Up Some Poetry (Gnashing Teeth Publishing, 2019)
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Nasty Women & Bad Hombres (Lascaux Review, 2017)
Books:
Grimoire (ii Publishing, 2021)
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Seance (Cyberwit.net, 2020)
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Art Therapy 101 (Cyberwit.net, 2019)
Chapbook:
...and the willow smiled (Cyberwit.net, 2019)
Journals:
Anti-Heroin Chic
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CCAR Journal
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di-verse-city
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Eskimo Pie
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First Literary Review-East
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Home Planet News
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In Between Hangovers
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Last Stanza Poetry Journal
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New York City Voices
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Nine Cloud Journal
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Scarlet Dragonfly Journal
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Scifaikuest
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Sparks of Calliope
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Stanza Cannon
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The Rising Phoenix Review
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Third Rail
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Verse-Virtual
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Yawp

Spoken Word

Performances:
Phoenix Poetry Open Mic (2023)
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Asbury Park Roastery (2022)
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Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival (2022)
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New York City Poetry Festival (2022)
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New York City Poetry Festival (2021)
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Recovery Poetry (2021)
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Overdose Awareness Day (2020)
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New York City Poetry Festival (2018)
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Queer Nerd Poetics (2018)
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Staten Island Showcase (2018)
Prizes won: 

First Prize in Poetry, City Tech Literary Arts Festival (2004)
First Prize, No Limits Toastmasters Poetry Reading Contest (2009)
First Prize, Fresh Kills Haiku Contest (Parks Department) (2014)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Paulo Coelho, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Nikki Giovanni, Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou, Rudyard Kipling, Max Ehrmann, William Ernest Henley, ee cummings, Edgar Allen Poe, Gertrude Stein, Shel Silverstein, Jim Morrison, Dante, Amiri Baraka, Suheir Hammad, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Wislawa Szymborska, and Ntozake Shange.
What I'm reading now: 
Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Disability, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Schools, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Staten Island, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Staten Island, NY
New York
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Last update: Mar 10, 2024