Richard Jackson

Richard JacksonRichard 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 Awar, and has had five Pushcart Prize Poem appearances.

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Picture Poems, Meacham Writers' Workshop, 30 March 2012

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