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Major Jackson

Poetry

Interviewed by: Robert Stewart

Catalog Number: 20080222

Major Jackson’s poems are often set against a Philadelphia backdrop, with its clubs and local jazz celebrities.  Jackson knows and speaks the language of the ethnic communities within the large cityscape of America. The author of two books of poetry and the recipient of a Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and Whiting Writers Award, Jackson talks about and reads from his collections,Hoops and Leaving Saturn.

| Subject Matter: African-American, Philadelphia, Ethnic Voices in Poetry | Interview Year: 2008 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Cave Canem Poetry Prize, Whiting Writers Award |

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Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.