Poetry Reading by Major Jackson and Rosanna Warren

7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
8:30 pm on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Contact Name:
Meg Tyler
Dear Friends, Please join us for a virtual poetry reading on Tuesday October 6th at 7 pm with Rosanna Warren and Major Jackson. Attendees must register first and a zoom link will be sent out before the reading. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-poetry-reading-by-rosanna-warren-and-major-jackson-tickets-121082343549 Sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities and the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning at CGS Rosanna Warren is the author of several books of poetry, including So Forth, published by W.W. Norton in 2020, Ghost in a Red Hat (2011) and Departure (2003). She is the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Her book of criticism, Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry, came out in 2008. Her most recent books of poems are Departure (2003) , Ghost in a Red Hat (2011), and So Forth (2020). In 1995, Oxford University Press published the verse translation of Euripides’ The Suppliant Women she composed with Stephen Scully, and her anthology of essays on translation, The Art of Translation: Voices from the Field, appeared in 1989. She is the recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets, The American Academy of Arts & Letters, the Lila Wallace Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the New England Poetry Club, among others. She was a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1999 to 2005, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. Major Jackson is the author of five volumes of poetry, including The Absurd Man, Roll Deep, and Leaving Saturn, which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. He has edited Best American Poetry 2019 and is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award, and his work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, and the Paris Review, among other publications. The poetry editor of the Harvard Review, Jackson lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Vermont.