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Reuben Jackson is the Archivist with the University Of The District Of Columbia’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives. He is the author of two volumes of poetry- Fingering the keys (Gut Punch Press-1991) and Scattered Clouds (Alan Squire Publishing, 2019 )
His poems have been included in over 40 anthologies .
Reuben’s music reviews and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Jazz Times, Downbeat, Washington City Paper, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
From 2000 until 2004,he was an after school poetry instructor at Garnet-Patterson Middle School in Washington, DC
From 2012 to 2018, he was host of Friday Night Jazz on Vermont Public Radio.
He currently co-hosts The Sound Of Surprise with Larry Applebaum on WPFW-FM in Washington, DC.
A Washington, DC resident since 1997, Naomi Ayala is the author of three books of poetry – Wild Animals on the Moon (Curbstone Press); This Side of Early (Curbstone Press/Northwestern University Press); and Calling Home: Praise Songs & Incantations (Bilingual Press). She’s the translator of La sombra de la muerte/Death’s Shadow, a novel by His Excellency José Tomás Pérez, Dominican Republic Ambassador to the U.S., and of Luis Alberto Ambroggio’s poetry collection La arqueología del viento/The Wind’s Archeology.