Meet Brian Gilmore — National Poetry Month Featured Poet for April 25th
Brian Gilmore is a public interest lawyer, and writer and the author of Elvis Presley is alive and well and living in Harlem, and Jungle Nights and Soda Fountain Rags: Poem for Duke Ellington. He is a columnist with the Progressive Media Project and a contributing writer to Jazz Times Magazine.
As an attorney, Gilmore worked for 7 years in Southeast Washington D.C. providing free legal services in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. He is now a columnist for the Progressive Media Project and a regular contributor to the Crisis Magazine and the Progressive. His writings on politics and culture are widely published. His fiction, non-fiction and poetry have appeared in The Progressive, The Washington Post, The Nation, Emerge Magazine, The Greene County Democrat, the Washington Afro-American, Obsidian II, Eyeball, Bum Rush the Page, Gargoyle and in addition, on National Public Radio (NPR). He was a contributing writer for the awarding winning film, Voices Against Violence, a hip-hop and poetic film commentary on the rise of black on black homicide in Washington D.C.