Who is Luther Jett?
W. Luther Jett
began writing shortly after learning how to hold a crayon and
started transcribing his ideas onto paper shortly thereafter.
An accomplished poet, he has been published in numerous journals
and anthologies, and has been a featured reader in a variety
of poetry venues, primarily in the Washington D.C. metropolitan
area, where he makes his home.
He is currently seeking representation for
his short novel, Nameless, a story of doomed romance set
during the Holocaust. He has also written a longer work, And
This I Know Is True, a dystopian adventure for young adults
of all ages.
Photo by Cherie Worth; May 26, 2010
- Featured reader in The Nora School series,
(January 2014), as well as the Georgetown Library series (May,
- Poem, "Two Brothers" appeared in
the 2013 anthology Proud
to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 2.
- Poem "The Chalk House" receives
First Place award in the Jean Stainback Schmidt Memorial 2010
Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Long
Island Poetry Collective.
- Poem "When
We First Met" selected to appear on Metro transit buses
in Northern Virginia as part of the "Moving
Words" Poetry Competition.
- Solo performance in the 2009 Capital Fringe
Festival, presenting Flying To America. "Flying to America
is a strange and often inspired journey through the cultural
history of these United States. ... [T]here's plenty of beauty
to be found within the poet's creative meanderings across the
American landscape." (Ben Demers, writing for DC
- Featured reader in the Joaquin
Miller Cabin Poetry Reading Series, July 2009.
- Poem "Twenty-three" selected for
inclusion in recently published anthology from Poetica
Publishing Company, Mizmor L'David Anthology, Volume I:
The Shoah, edited by Michal Mahgerefth.
- Featured reader at the Kensington
Row Bookshop, May 2010.
Writers' Center, (4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD)
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