20th Annual Philbrick Poetry Reading

April 20, 2018

Award-winning poet Major Jackson reads from and discusses his work at the annual poetry event dedicated to the memory of Charles and Deborah Philbrick and to fostering the art of poetry in Rhode Island and beyond.

Sponsored by the Philbrick family

Presented as part of the first-ever PVD Poetry Festival


Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry, including Roll Deep, which won the 2016 Vermont Book Award and was hailed in the New York Times Book Review as “a remixed odyssey.” His other volumes include Holding Company, Hoops, and Leaving Saturn, which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Jackson has published poems, essays, and book reviews in American Poetry Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, New York Times Book Review, and in several volumes of Best American Poetry. A recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, Pew Fellowships in the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among other honors, he is the Richard A. Dennis Green & Gold Professor at the University of Vermont. Jackson is a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.

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Categories: Literature & Poetry