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Major Jackson

Major Jackson is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors. He teaches at the University of Vermont and is the poetry editor of the Harvard Review. His first book, Leaving Saturn, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. Each of his last two collections, Hoops and Holding Company, was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature–Poetry. He lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

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Books by Major Jackson

  1. Book CoverHolding Company: Poems


    "A devastatingly beautiful collection of strange and wonderful poems." —Poetry DailyMore

  2. Book CoverHoops: Poems


    Lush reflections on ordinary lives, displaying “formal talents and [Jackson’s] capacity for expanding the lyric potential of narrative” (Rain Taxi).More

  3. Book CoverRoll Deep: Poems


    This breakthrough volume appropriates the vernacular notion of “rolling deep” to explore human intimacy and war.More