Get to Know
Residency Dates
  • May 21st 2018 to Jun 4th 2018
Region
USA

Major Jackson is the author of four books of poetry,
including Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006) and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a
first book of poems. He is the editor of Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems. A recipient of a fellowships from
the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National
Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at
Harvard University, Major Jackson has been awarded 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 has
published poems and essays in American
Poetry Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Paris
Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House
, and been included in multiple
volumes of Best American Poetry.
Major Jackson lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard
Dennis Green and Gold University Distinguished Professor at the University of
Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The
Harvard Review
.