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Major Jackson

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.

Roll Deep Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9780393353624
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 28th, 2017

In his fourth collection, a breakthrough volume, Major Jackson appropriates the vernacular notion of "rolling deep" to capture the spirit of aesthetic travel that defines these forceful new poems and brazenly announces his steady accretion of literary and artistic influences, both formal and experimental--his "crew." The confident and radiant poems in Roll Deep address a range of topic


Heritage Cover Image
$4.50
ISBN: 9789882370395
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Published: Chinese University Press - March 13th, 2018

This pocket-sized paperback is one of the twenty-four titles published for 2017 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2017 is "Ancient Enmity." IPNHK is one of the most influential international poetry events in Asia.


Leaving Saturn: Poems (Cave Canem Poetry Prize) Cover Image
By Major Jackson, Al Young (Foreword by)
$17.96
ISBN: 9780820323428
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Published: University of Georgia Press - February 1st, 2002

Leaving Saturn, chosen by Al Young as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, is an ambitious and honest collection. Major Jackson, through both formal and free verse poems, renders visible the spirit of resilience, courage, and creativity he witnessed among his family, neighbors, and friends while growing up in Philadelphia.


Holding Company Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393341126
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 6th, 2012

In these poems of broken unions and acute longing, Major Jackson explores art, literature, and music as seductive forces in our lives.


Hoops Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393330373
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2007

In Hoops, Major Jackson continues to mine the solemn marvels of ordinary lives: a grandfather gardens in a tenement backyard; a teacher unconsciously renames her black students after French painters. The substance of Jackson's art is the representation of American citizens whose heroic endurance makes them remarkable and transcendent.