NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, Female, Harlem Renaissance Era, Hosts of Literary Salons, Also of Interest

Jacklyn Potter
(unknown - April 10, 2006)

1411 Kennedy St. NW, Brightwood Park neighborhood, DC.

Potter was Director of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series for The Word Works from 1984 until her death. She was famous for opening her home for receptions following each reading. She co-edited the anthology Cabin Fever: Poets at Joaquin Miller's Cabin 1984-2001 with Dwaine Rieves and Gary Stein (2003). Potter taught English as a Second Language. She published her poems in numerous journals, but did not collect them into a book.

She is remembered locally by a competition named in her honor, the Jacklyn Potter Young Poets Competition, sponsored by The Word Works, Inc.


Jacklyn Potter Young Poets Competition

Photo of author from Cabin Fever: Poets at Joaquin Miller's Cabin, 1984-2001. (The Word Works, 2003)