Meta DuEwa Jones is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Howard University. She has taught previously at the University of Texas at Austin and George Washington University. She is the author of The Muse is Music: Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to the Spoken Word (University of Illinois Press, 2011) and served as co-editor, with Keith Leonard, of a special issue of Melus. Her articles, essays, interviews, and poetry have been published in English Literary History, African American Review, Souls, Callaloo, The Writer’s Chronicle, The Ringing Ear, Rattle and PMS: (Poem Memoir Story). She is currently working on a series of poems, “Timbral and Harp,” chronicling the music of Alice Coltrane, Turiyasangitananda. Her current book manuscript, “Mapping The Poetic Image: Memoirs of the Black Diaspora” examines contemporary Black writers’ visually expressive aesthetics and Black visual artists’ literary engagements.