"Poetry in the Age of Black Lives Matter"

November 11, 6 pm to 7:15 pm EST

Major Jackson is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Richard A. Dennis Professor of English at the University of Vermont, where he teaches creative writing, contemporary poetry, and African American literature. He is the author of five books of poetry, including the forthcoming volume The Absurd Man (Norton: 2020). His edited volumes include Best American Poetry 2019 and Renga for Obama. He serves as poetry editor of The Harvard Review.

Gregory Pardlo's collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Other honors include fellowships from the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is Poetry Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review and Director of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden. His most recent book is Air Traffic, a memoir in essays.

A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to ALSCW members a week to ten days before the event.