Major Jackson Poetry Reading
October 18, 2013
|Location:||Dell Brown Room of Turner Hall|
|Time:||7:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
Free poetry reading, open to the public
Major Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry: Holding Company (Norton, 2010); Hoops ( Norton, 2006); and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia Press, 2002). He is the editor of Countee Cullen: Collected Poems (Library of America, 2013). He has published poems and essays in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, Poetry, Tin House, and other fine literary publications. Leaving Saturn was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. Major Jackson is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. As distinguished visiting writer, he has taught at Adelphi University, Columbia University, Xavier University of Louisiana, New York University, University of Massachusetts - Lowell as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence and Baruch College as the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence. He lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.
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