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W. Luther Jett

Author's Bio

W. Luther Jett is a native of Montgomery County, Maryland, and has published a chapbook of poems and original graphics, “A Leather Dress Fur Mother”. He began writing shortly after learning how to hold a crayon and started transcribing his ideas onto paper shortly thereafter. His poetry has been published in The GW Review, Salon, Cer*ber*us, Poetica, ZZZZYNE, MM Review, Kairos, Tomorrow Magazine, Liberty, Syncopated City, The Robin's Nest, Sublime Odyssey, Synæsthesia, ABRAXAS, Articulata, The Burning Cloud Review, Bulldog Breath, Middle Class Review, Soul Fountain, Poetry Midwest, Scribble, Beltway, Innisfree, The Madison Papers, Poetry Depth Quarterly, and Main Street Rag. In 2001, he received the “Best of Issue” award from WordWrights! magazine, and several of his poems have appeared in the Montgomery County (Maryland) Executive Office Building Poetry Gallery. Luther recently received an award from Kulanu for his poem “Seferad, 1492”, which appears in an anthology of poems on Jewish diversity, Under One Canopy, published in the Fall of 2003. In June, 2004, Luther appeared on Arlington Independent Media’s cable TV show, “The Poetic Eye: Cabaradio”. He later appeared with the Cabaradio troupe during the 2006 Capital Fringe Festival. He was awarded the Editor's Prize by the Minnetonka Review in 2007, for the poems "To the Red House" and "Why the City Fell in the End". He will be a featured performer in the up-coming 2009 Capital Fringe Festival.

Publications and Prizes

Journals:
Abraxas, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Burning Cloud Review, Full Circle, George Washington Review, Innisfree, Liberty, Main Street Rag, Minnetonka Review, Poetica, Poetry Midwest, Red Booth Review, Soul Fountain, Synaesthetic, Syncopated City, Word Wrights
Prizes:
Wordwrights magazine ., 2001. "Best of Issue". MInnetonka Review, 2007. "Editor's Prize."

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels) more to come ...
Favorite Authors:
Willie the Shake Paul Celan Sylvia Plath Franz Kafka Jorge Luis Borges Sappho Emily Dickinson (to be continued ...)

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Listing last updated: June 9, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Danville, IL
Raised in:
Gaithersburg, MD

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