Major Jackson, presented by Hofstra University's Great Writers, Great Readings Series

at Hofstra University | Wed Apr 07

Location

Hofstra University

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Hempstead, NY 11549
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Date & Time

06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Wed, Apr 07, 2021
Cost: Free Event
Description

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Great Writers, Great Readings presents poet Major Jackson in a conversation with Hofstra Professor Phillis Levin. Jackson is the author of five books of poetry, including The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006) and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. His edited volumes include: Best American Poetry 2019Renga for Obama, and Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems. A recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Major Jackson has been awarded 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. He has published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, and included in multiple volumes of Best American Poetry