Poet, and public interest attorney, Brian Gilmore, is the author of two remarkable collections of poetry, elvis presley is alive and well and living in harlem, (Third World Press 1993) and Jungle Nights and Soda Fountain Rags: Poem for Duke Ellington (Karibu Books 2001). He is a columnist with the Progressive Media Project, and writer for Jazz Times Magazine online. His poetry, short stories, reviews, essays, and other writings have been published widely in the following publications: The Washington Post, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Baltimore Sun, The Kansas City Star, The Nation, The Progressive, Book Forum, The Crisis Magazine, Gargoyle, In Search of Color Everywhere, The Washington Review, The Red Brick Review, The Apple Valley Review, Jubilat, Obsidian II, Eyeball, Soulfires, and many other publications. He currently teaches at the Howard University School of Law in the Clinical Law Center where he lectures and writes on contemporary issues relating to housing and economic inequality. His weekly blog, The Gloves Do Fit can be found on the social legal networking site JD Diversity. He regularly reads and has read his poetry with many notable jazz musicians including Marshall Keys http://www.marshallkeys.com; He is available for readings and lectures upon request.