J, Larry Jaffe to June Jordan
Larry Jaffe was host of the “poetic license” and other performance series around LA and served as our Los Angeles area Museletter correspondent. He is the author of Unprotected Poetry and has a spiffy Web site of his own.
Brothah Jeff joins and heals communities (that’s plural, meaning more than one) with his spirit-filled words—so says Ta’Shia Asanti, who served as our Rocky Mountain Museletter correspondent. He is founder and executive director of Brother Jeff’s, a spot which has long since become the hub of cultural expression in Denver.
Jerry H. Jenkins
“Ornithomancer” Jerry H. Jenkins is an amazing formalist, whose work has been published in The Formalist and has placed numerous times in its Howard Nemerov Sonnet Competition. He is one of the three Weird Sonneteers and he has two chapbooks, Avian and Garden of the Sun.
Denis Johnson lives in Idaho and is well known as a novelist. His collected poems are known as Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly (HarperCollins, 1996). You can read eight of his poems, including “A Poem about Baseballs,” at the Poetry Foundation Web site.
Linton Kwesi Johnson
LKJ is the world’s premier (first and best) dub poet released an album of readings recorded live in 1996, and in 2002 became only the second living poet and the first black poet to have his work published in Penguin’s Modern Classics series, Mi Revalueshanary Fren. Furious Green Thoughts/Perfect Sound Forever has published an interesting interview with LKJ by Billy Bob Hargus.