Award-winning poet Major Jackson will read from his work on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Jackson is the author of four poetry collections, Roll Deep, Holding Company and Hoops — both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry — and Leaving Saturn, which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Jackson has published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and in Best American Poetry. He is a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize. Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He also serves as poetry editor of the Harvard Review. Sponsors: Poetry Days and Lowell Humanities Series.
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