Major Jackson (Author, University of Vermont)


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

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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33037-3
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 128 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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