Thursday February 21, 2013

MARLBORO -- Poet and University of Vermont professor Major Jackson will read from his personal collection on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., in the Apple Tree building at Marlboro College.

Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry: "Holding Company" (W.W. Norton, 2010) and "Hoops" (W.W. Norton, 2006), both finalists for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry and "Leaving Saturn" (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle. He is also a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress.

Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars.

For more information, contact the Marlboro College marketing and communication office at 802-251-7644 or mbarone@marlboro.edu.


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