MAJOR JACKSON is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Absurd Man (2020). His edited volumes include: Best American Poetry 2019, Renga for Obama, and Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems. A recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Inc., Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Major Jackson has published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and World Literature Today. He lives in South Burlington, Vermont and is the Richard A. Dennis Professor of English at the University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review. For more information, visit www.majorjackson.com.