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Feb. 11, 2021

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Jackie Oldham

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Jackie Oldham

Jackie Oldham is a writer from Baltimore, Maryland, focused on poetry, essays, and short stories. Her poetry and essays appear mainly on her personal blog, bal


Jackie Oldham is a writer from Baltimore, Maryland, focused on poetry, essays, and short stories. Her poetry and essays appear mainly on her personal blog, baltimoreblackwoman.com on WordPress. These writings led to invitations to read her work at local venues [Ikaros Restaurant, Baltimore, MD (2018 and 2019); Beth Am Synagogue Poetry Shabbat (2019 and 2020], for the Quintessential Listening: Poetry podcast (2019 and 2020), and the Black Poets Matter series, presented by Mad Mouth Poetry (available on Facebook). In 2020, two of her poems were published: “Golem Emet” [September 24, 2020,  https://oddballmagazine.com/poem-by-jackie-oldham/] and “Just Another Covid Saturday” October 9, 2020, https://globalpoemic.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/just-another-covid-19-saturday/]. Her essays have appeared as Editorials and Letters in the Baltimore Sun newspaper. Her first short story, “Age-isms,” was published in midnight & indigo, an online and print literary journal featuring Black Women (2019). She is retired from a career as a production copy editor and trainer for a firm (originally Waverly Press) that specialized in printing and publishing scientific and medical journals and books.