New Collection 2019
For her recent article in the Washington City Paper, Hannah Grieco interviewed three local DC poets including Reuben Jackson, author of SCATTERED CLOUDS.
Leslie Pietrzyk recently conducted a short interview with poet, Reuben Jackson concerning his newest collection, “Scattered Clouds”
In “Melodic Recollections of Notable Musicians” Reuben spends an hour recalling his adventures and misadventures as curator of the Smithsonian’s Ellington collection. For anyone interested in knowing more about Reuben Jackson and the immense jazz influence in his poetry, this is the place to start.
Reuben Jackson shares a poem, “little man, september 1963” from his upcoming collection “scattered clouds”
In ASP’s first recorded interview, Reuben Jackson talks to Rose Solari about working, living, and writing his newest collection “Scattered Clouds”.
On Tuesday we ran an article featuring two glowing blurbs for Reuben Jackson’s latest poetry collection Scattered Clouds. They came from two young stalwarts of the American poetry community: National Book Award winner, Terrance Hayes, and Maryland’s own Abdul Ali, author of Trouble Sleeping. In honor of Reuben’s devoted following from within the young-blooded poetry vanguard, and for the sake of utilizing his deep insider knowledge of jazz and its many contemporary standouts (Reuben was curator of the Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian for twenty years), we asked Reuben to recommend and comment on three contemporary poets and three contemporary jazz musicians he admires.
What do National Book Award winner, Terrance Hayes, and Poet, Abdul Ali, have to say about Reuben Jackson’s new poetry collection, “Scattered Clouds?”
Poet Risa Denenberg’s glowing review of Scattered Clouds is up on the PANK Magazine website. Her review details the jazz and political influences in Reuben’s work as well as the specters of “racism, suicide, and brutality,” which give some of his poetry a more menacing aspect.
Reuben Jackson muses on writing, life, his own poetry, and a lot more in this informal talk given in Rockville, Maryland.
In this video from the UDC Jazz Forum, jazz scholar, Reuben Jackson, sits down with historian, Rusty Hassan, to discuss his life and career.