Jerry Quickley

During his career as a performance poet, scholar and journalist, Jerry Quickley has been a visiting fellow at Stanford University, where he developed his groundbreaking theatrical work “Through the Looking Glass.” He served as foreign correspondent for Pacifica Radio Networks in Iraq, which laid the foundation for the documentary Beats for Baghdad; his project”Whistleblower” (commissioned by Philip Glass) debuted in Europe at the Amsterdam Dance Event in 2016; and he wrote and produced the film Vampire Wars (2016), a fictional account of the post-Civil War US. Quickley currently hosts a Los Angeles radio show, “This Is Happening,” discussing contemporary politics, arts and culture.