J. Rufus Caleb has written for theater, radio and television. His play The Rehearsal, developed at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and The New Harmony Project, is included in The Best Short American Plays 1996-1997. His teleplay Benny's Place received the 1981 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Theatre Award for Best Conference Play and was later produced for ABC television. The production of his radio play The Devil and Uncle Asa received the 1993 Special Achievement Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Caleb has received fellowships from the Pennsylvania Arts Council and an NEA grant to produce and direct his radio script Moods For Jazz, an adaptation of the Langston Hughes poetry book, Ask Your Mama. His fiction and poetry have appeared in journals such as Obsidian, Shenandoah and The William and Mary Review. Caleb is an associate professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia.