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The Best American Poetry 2019

  Major JacksonMajor Jackson was born in Philadelphia in 1968 and educated at Temple University and the University of Oregon. He is the author of five collections of poetry: The Absurd Man (W. W. Norton 2020), Roll Deep (Norton, 2015), Holding Company (Norton, 2010), Hoops (Norton, 2006), and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia Press, 2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. He is the editor of The Library of America's Countee Cullen: Collected Poems and Renga for Obama: An Occasional Poem. A recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Jackson has been awarded 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. His work has appeared in multiple volumes of The Best American Poetry. Major lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard A. Dennis Professor of English and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Vermont. He serves as the poetry editor of the Harvard Review.

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