New Letters
On The Air

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 |

See All audio

Kansas City Literary Events

Bolling, Manning & Ryberg

Friday, November 17, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

News

Writers for Readers

Join us at Writers for Readers November 1st,  an evening celebrating the power of expression through creative writing and reading. 

Shop

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.