Poet Major Jackson to Visit South
Posted on March 18, 2016 by Alice Jackson
Acclaimed poet, professor and author Major Jackson will speak at the University of South Alabama on March 21 as part of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing Visiting Writers Series.
His presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. in the Archaeology Museum on USA’s main campus.
Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at the 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 well as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Currently, he is the poetry editor of the Harvard Review.
He is the author of four collections of poetry – “Holding Company” and “Hoops,” both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature (Poetry); “Leaving Saturn,” winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle; and “Roll Deep.” 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.
For more information about Jackson’s visit, go to southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/english/stokes.html.
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