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Major Jackson
2/23/2009 —

Penn State Brandywine will welcome award-winning poet, Major Jackson, to campus from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in the Lounge of the Tomezsko Classroom Building. He is the author of two collections of poetry: Hoops (W.W. Norton: 2006) and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia: 2002), winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Hoops was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literature - Poetry. Jackson’s third volume of poetry, Holding Company, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. He is 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 served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts—Lowell. He is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. Jackson serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.

His visit is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Student Activities Fund. For more information on the event, call 610-892-1444.


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