Major Jackson

Official Panelist

2024 Participant · Poetry

Major  Jackson
Major Jackson

Major is the author of six collections of poetry: Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems; The Absurd Man; Roll Deep; Holding Company; Hoops; and Leaving Saturn, which was awarded the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. His poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and in Best American Poetry. He served as guest editor of Best American Poetry in 2019. In 2023, Major was inducted into the Academy of Arts & Sciences and received a fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement from the Academy of American Poets. Jackson is a recipient of 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.

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Book Title(s)

  • Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems 2002-2022

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