Announcing Final Judge for Winter Contest: Bruce A. Jacobs

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Announcing the final judge for our winter contest: Bruce A. Jacobs

Contest deadline is November 30. Theme is "Destination." Click the "Submit" button on the Submission Guidelines page for more information.

Bruce A. Jacobs is a poet, a nonfiction author, a working jazz drummer, and an improving saxophonist. He has appeared on NPR, C-SPAN, Sirius, and elsewhere. His two books of poems are SPEAKING THROUGH MY SKIN (Michigan State University Press), which won the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, and CATHODE RAY BLUES (Tropos Press). His two nonfiction books are RACE MANNERS and RACE MANNERS FOR THE 21st CENTURY, (Arcade/Skyhorse). His work has appeared in dozens of literary journals and anthologies, including Beloit Poetry Journal, African American Review, and many others, including the anthology 180 MORE, edited by Billy Collins. He writes a weekly creative arts blog, Tuesday Muse, at agonist.org, and a race and politics blog at aliasbruce.typepad.com. His current projects include one-man performances that combine words, saxophone, and percussion. He is at work on a memoir and a book of verse combining the printed word and sound. He lives and writes in Baltimore.