Faith Reyher Jackson (1919-2009)

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Faith Reyher Jackson (1919-2012) wrote a collection of poems which was recorded as “Mary Martin Sings for Children,” two novels, and one biography. She served as Book Editor for the Miami Herald as well as editor of the Women’s Page of The New York Post. She moved to Washington, DC in 1961 and wrote book reviews for The Washington Star and other publications. Jackson went on to become Head Mistress of the Academy of the Washington Ballet, a choreographer for arts festivals in Washington, and an adjunct professor at American University. She was nominated for various nonfiction prizes for her biography of William Lyman Phillips, Pioneer of Tropical Landscape Architecture, and she also won the 2002 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Award for her novel Meadow Fugue and Descant. AND

Written by Monica Root December 2013

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