"A devastatingly beautiful collection of strange and wonderful poems." —Poetry Daily
In these poems of broken unions and acute longing, Major Jackson explores art, literature, and music as seductive forces in our lives.
About the Author
Major Jackson is the author of five volumes of poetry, including The Absurd Man, Roll Deep, and Leaving Saturn, which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. He has edited Best American Poetry 2019 and is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award, and his work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, and the Paris Review, among other publications. The poetry editor of the Harvard Review, Jackson lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Vermont.
At times mysterious and at others matter-of-fact, this collection provides much to savor.
Passionate, urgent, and lonely . . . [including] lines and images as delicious as they are surprising.