Off the Cuff: The Writing Philosophy of Reuben Jackson
"Part of what I try to do [is this]: you know how you go down to the mall and you see monuments to this war and this war, and that’s fine. But, a lot of my friends I think about constantly. Maybe, they’re forgotten in a way; but [what I try] to do, and maybe this is what you do as writers, is to capture people who had an impact on you."
Poet and jazz scholar, Reuben Jackson gave a talk in Rockville, MD on April 6th where he went into detail on his writing philosophy and read a few poems from his upcoming collection Scattered Clouds. Whether you're a writer, a poet, or just a huge Reuben Jackson fan, the sage words of this experienced storyteller are not to be missed.