Major Jackson

Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry, including Roll Deep (Norton: 2015), which won the 2016 Vermont Book Award and was hailed in the New York Times Book Review as "a remixed odyssey." His other volumes include Holding Company (Norton: 2010), Hoops (Norton: 2006), and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia: 2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Jackson has published poems and essays in American Poetry ReviewCallalooThe New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and in several volumes of Best American Poetry. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among other honors. Jackson has served as a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Adelphi University, a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the Sidney Harman Writer in-Residence at Baruch College. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.