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About Major Jackson
Major Jackson is based in South Burlington, Vermont, and is an associate professor of English at the University of Vermont and a core faculty member of The Bennington Writing Seminars. His previous book, Leaving Saturn, was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and his poems have been anthologized and have appeared in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, Boulevard, and The New Yorker. For more, visit majorjackson.com.
Also by Major Jackson
Lush reflections on ordinary lives, displaying “formal talents and [Jackson’s] capacity for expanding the lyric potential of narrative” (Rain Taxi). more »
In Holding Company, Major Jackson explores art, literature, and music as a kingdom, or an empire, a dark, seductive force in our lives. In an effort to understand desire, beauty, and love as transient anodynes to metaphysical loneliness, he invokes Constantine Cavafy, Pablo Neruda, Anna Akhmatova, and Dante Rossetti. more »