A Reading and Conversation With Major Jackson: Acclaimed Poet to Speak at Baruch College

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A prominent African-American poet, Major Jackson is the 2010 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College. The author of two volumes of poems: Hoops (2006, Norton) and Leaving Saturn (2002, University of Georgia Press), Jackson has contributed poems and essays to The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and The New Republic, among other magazines.

A special forum entitled “A Reading and Conversation” with Major Jackson will take place at Baruch College on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm. This event will be held at the College’s Newman Conference Center, 151 E. 25th Street, 7th floor. Free and Open to the Public.

Major Jackson is the recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award and has been honored by the Pew Foundation and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He is currently the poetry editor of the Harvard Review and the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at the University of Vermont. His third volume of poetry is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.

DAY: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TIME: 5:45 PM

PLACE: Baruch College
             Newman Conference Ctr.
             151 E. 25th St.
             Manhattan