Urban Renewal: A Poetry Reading and Discussion with Major Jackson


Thursday, March 9, 2017, 4:15pm


Sheerr Room, Fay House, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Major Jackson RI’07 is an American poet, professor, and the author of three collections of poetry: “Holding Company” and “Hoops,” both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and “Leaving Saturn,” 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.

After his reading, Jackson will participate in a discussion moderated by Julie A. Buckler, the director of the humanities program at the Radcliffe Institute and Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literatures in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.