Major Jackson

Major Jackson, poetry faculty member

Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry: Holding Company and Hoops, both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, Leaving Saturn, winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle, and Roll Deep.



Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry: Roll Deep (2015, Norton), Holding Company (2010: Norton); Hoops (2006: Norton); and Leaving Saturn (2002: University of Georgia Press). He is the editor of Countee Cullen: Collected Poems (2013: Library of America).  He has published poems and essays in AGNIAmerican Poetry Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, among other literary journals.  Jackson is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He took a B.A. from Temple University and an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon. He lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.