Major Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry:
Holding Company (2010, Norton); Hoops (2006, Norton);
and Leaving Saturn (2002, University of Georgia Press).
Holding Company and Hoops were both selected as finalists
for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding
Literary Work in Poetry; and Leaving Saturn, awarded the
Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems, was a
finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.
He has published poems and essays in AGNI, American Poetry
Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry,
Tin House, and in Best American Poetry (2004,
2011, 2014). He is a recipient of a fellowships from the
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Guggenheim Foundation,
Pew Fellowships in the Arts, the Witter Bynner Foundation
in conjunction with the Library of Congress and received
the Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writers' Award. He is the
Richard A. Dennis Professor at University of Vermont. He
serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.