Scattered Clouds: Finding Poetry In Washington, D.C.

On August 28, 2021, poet and jazz historian Reuben Jackson gave a reading from his latest collection of poems, Scattered Clouds, discussing his writing, radio, and how growing up in Washington, D.C., continues to influence his writing. A Hyattsville resident, Jackson curated the Smithsonian’s Duke Ellington Collection and is an archivist at the University of the District of Columbia’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives as well as co-host of “The Sound of Surprise” on WPFW 89.3 FM. His music reviews appear in numerous media outlets and his poetry has been widely anthologized.

The event was part of the Route 1 Corridor Conversations series organized by Hyattsville Aging in Place, Helping Hands University Park, Neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park, and Explorations on Aging College Park with sponsorship from Maryland Milestones.

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