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W. Luther Jett is a native of Montgomery County, Maryland and a retired special educator. He has been a resident of Washington Grove since 1992.

Luther’s poetry has been published in numerous journals as well as several anthologies. His poem “How Many Fingers’, published in Bourgeon, was nominated for the 2022 Pushcart Prize.  His poetry performance piece, Flying to America, debuted at the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C.  He is the author of five poetry chapbooks: “Not Quite: Poems Written in Search of My Father”, (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and “Our Situation”, (Prolific Press, 2018), “Everyone Disappears” (Finishing Line Press, 2020), “Little Wars” (Kelsay Books, 2021), and “Watchman, What of the Night?” (CW Books, 2022). A full-length collection, “Flying to America” is scheduled for release in the spring of 2024 from Broadstone Press. Luther is also the facilitator of a monthly virtual open mike sponsored by the Hyattstown Mill Arts Project in Hyattstown, Maryland.

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