Meet the Poet
John Jackson grew up in Arizona, but has lived in Alaska for the last 24 years where he and his wife, Ayla raised their two children. Encouraged by family, and teachers, he began writing poetry as a teen. Writing now as an adult, he is inspired by poets such as Pablo Neruda, Joy Harjo, and Langston Hughes--and by poets on VerseWrights. He has been active online at WritersCafe for two years, but this is his first publication elsewhere. Read.