Jackson, Major 1968-

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Jackson, Major 1968-

PERSONAL:

Born September 9, 1968, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Levorn Gregory Spann (a teacher) and Gloria Ann Matthews; married Kristen Johanson (a counselor), May 25, 2002; children: Langston Thurgood McCullough, Anastasia Nona White, James Welden Romare Jackson. Ethnicity: "Black." Education: Temple University, B.S., 1992; University of Oregon, M.F.A., 1999.

ADDRESSES:

Home—South Burlington, VT. Office—Department of English, University of Vermont, 400 Old Mill, Burlington, VT 05405. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, literary curator, 1992-97; University of Vermont, Burlington, associate professor of English, 2002—.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Fellow, Pew Charitable Trusts, 1995; finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award, 2002, for Leaving Saturn; Whiting Writers Award, Whiting Foundation, 2003, for poetry; Pushcart Prize, 2004, for a poem.

WRITINGS:

Leaving Saturn (poetry), University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 2002.

Hoops (poetry), W.W. Norton (New York, NY), 2005.

Contributor of poetry to periodicals, including American Poetry Review, Boulevard, Callaloo, Grand Street, TriQuarterly, New Yorker, Post Road, and Rivendell.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, February 1, 2006, Mark Eleveld, review of Hoops, p. 22.

Parnassus: Poetry in Review (annual), 2002, review of Leaving Saturn, p. 241.

Ploughshares, fall, 2002, Afaa M. Weaver, review of Leaving Saturn, p. 234.

Publishers Weekly, March 13, 2006, review of Hoops, p. 44.

ONLINE

Major Jackson Home Page,http://www.majorjackson.com (August 18, 2006).

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