Richard Jackson teaches creative writing, poetry, and humanities at UTC and is a frequent guest lecturer at the MFA writing seminars at Vermont College, University of Iowa Summer Writers’ Festival, and the Prague Summer Program. He is the author of fourteen books of poems including Traversings, with Robert Vivian (forthcoming in the Spring), Out of Place (Ben Franklin Award), Resonance (2010) (Eric Hoffer Award), Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems (2004) and Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems (2003). He has also published two books of translations, Last Voyage: The Poems of Giovanni Pascoli from Italian (2010) and Alexandar Persolja’s Journey of the Sun from Slovene (2008). He is also the author of two critical books, Acts of Mind: Conversations with American Poets (Choice Award) and Dismantling Time in Contemporary Poetry (Agee Award Winner), and has edited two anthologies of Slovene poetry, as well as the journal Poetry Miscellany. His work has been translated into fifteen languages and he has been awarded the Order of Freedom Medal by the President of Slovenia for literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans, and has been named a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, Witter-Bynner Fellow, NEA fellow, NEH Fellow. In 2009 he won the AWP George Garret National Award, and has had five Pushcart Prize Poem appearances.
For more on Richard Jackson, see
- His personal home page
- His UTC home page
- Selected poems at VerseDaily
- "No Turn on Red" at the Marlboro Review.
- His poem "Silences" at Rattle
- His poem "Detour Ahead. Seek Alternate Route" at SmartishPace
- His poem "That's What I'm Talking About" at Cerise Press
- His poem "The Prayer" at The Writer's Almanac
- Re: Word (two poems) and five photo poems at Body
- Two letter poems from Resonance at Chapter 16
- Four poems at Superstition Review
- Five poems at the Cortland Review
- A selection of his poems at Ploughshares
- "About the Dogs of Dachau"
- "For a Long Time I Wanted to Write a Happy Poem"
- "For the Nameless Man at the Nursing Home Near the Shawsheen River"
- "James Tate: Tipster Nomad on a Planet of Rough Edges"
- "Worlds Apart"
- Bio page on UTC Tennessee Writers Project
- Papers from the Poetry Miscellany including "From Translation to Imitation"
- His essay "Translation, Adaptation and Transformation: The Poet as Translator" at Numéro Cinq
- His essay Language-driven Poetry: An Introduction to the Principle of Generating Poems at the Cortland Review. This site also contains a selection of his poems.
- Richard Jackson on East European poet Edvard Kocbek, "Welcome to Looking Over the World's Shoulder" at Poetry International Web.
- Friday, March 4, 2016 with Dara Wier, Art Smith, and Sarah Einstein
- Friday, October 23. 2015 (with Mark Jarman & Robert Vivian)
- Friday, March 20. 2015 (with Gaylord Brewer & Seth Michelson)
- Friday, October 31, 2014
- Friday, March 28, 2014
- Friday, October 25, 2013
- Friday, March 22, 2013
- Friday, October 26, 2012
- Friday, March 30, 2012
- Friday, October 28, 2011
- Friday, March 25, 2011
- Friday, October 29, 2010
- Friday, March 26, 2010
- Wednesday, March 24, 2010
- Saturday, March 21, 2009
- Friday, October 24, 2008
- Friday, February 29, 2008
- Friday, October 26, 2007
- Friday, February 23, 2007
- Friday, October 06, 2006
- Friday, March 31, 2006
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