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Award-Winning Poet Major Jackson Here September 14

July 23, 2011

100058July 23, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Major Jackson, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, will come to the campus of DePauw University on Wednesday, September 14.  You're invited to attend a reading at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center.  The program is presented free of charge and is open to all.

Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry: Holding Company (2010) and Hoops (2006), which were both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn (2002), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle. His poems have been published in the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and Poetry, among other literary journals and magazines, and his work has been included in anthologies such as The Best American Poetry 2004 , From 100059the Fishouse, and The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation.

His honors include a 2003 Whiting Writers' Award, a 1995 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and a 2003 Witter Bynner Fellowship.

Major Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.

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