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2015 CELEBRITY JUDGE

Major JacksonMAJOR JACKSON
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.

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POEMS:

Letter to Brooks: Spring Garden

Urban Renewal

Forecast

Indian Song

BOOKS:

Hoops: Poems

Holding Company: Poems

WEBSITES:

www.MajorJackson.com
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