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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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