Major Jackson, PoemCity’s Celebratory Poet

Join us for the PoemCity’s Kick-Off Celebration with Major Jackson on April 1, 2015 at 7:30pm at the State House.

Marjorie Ryerson will introduce Major Jackson at this special event.

MAJOR JACKSON is an American poet, professor and the author of three collections of poetry: HOLDING COMPANY (W.W. Norton, 2010) and HOOPS (W.W. Norton, 2006), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry and LEAVING SATURN (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle. He is also a recipient of 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.

Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell and currently serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.

MARJORIE RYERSON is an award-winning book author, journalist, photographer, teacher, and poet. Ryerson also represents the Orange-Washington-Addison district in the State House.

Major Jackson

Major Jackson

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