MAJOR JACKSON: Wed., April 17, 2013
Congratulations to Major Jackson, recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
Check out the Burlington Free Press story.
“Major Jackson makes poems that rumble and rock.”
- Dorianne Laux
We closed the inaugural season of the Norwich University Writers Series with a reading by poet Major Jackson in honor of National Poetry Month. He read to a packed room, and his words made us laugh, sigh, and think. Thank you, Major.
Major Jackson is a force among contemporary American poets. Fortunately for us, he lives and works right here in Vermont. Jackson is the author of three collections. The two most recent—Holding Company and Hoops—were finalists for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry. His first book, Leaving Saturn, won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a National Book Critics Award Circle finalist.
Major 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 is also the poetry editor for the Harvard Review.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room
All writers series events are free and open to the public.
We are hard at work lining up exciting writers for the second season.
|Writers Series in the Press
The Boston Globe
The Greenwich Time
The Stamford Advocate
Listen to the WNUB radio special featuring an interview with Major Jackson, plus reflections on Jackson—the man and the poet—by Norwich English professor Dr. Patricia J. Ferreira.