Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson teaches at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a frequent lecturer at the MFA writing seminars at Vermont College, University of Iowa Summer Writers’ Festival, Yale Writers Conference, and the Prague Summer Program. He is the author of twelve previous books of poems most recently, Out of Place, and Resonance (Eric Hofer Award. He has also published two books of translations, Last Voyage: The Poems of Giovanni Pascolifrom Italian (2010)and Alexandar Persolja’s Journey of the Sun from Slovene (2008). He is also the author of two critical books, Acts of Mind: Conversations with American Poets (Choice Award) and Dismantling Time in Contemporary Poetry (Agee Award Winner), and has edited two anthologies of Slovene poetry, two Slovene poetry books, as well as the journal Poetry Miscellany. His work has been translated into fifteen languages including a Slovene edition in 1998 and Spanish edition of Resonance (Resonanacia, Barcelona in 2014), and has appeared in The Best American Poems, five Pushcart anthologies, and several other collections. He has been awarded the Order of Freedom Medal by the President of Slovenia for literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans, and has been named a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, Witter-Bynner Fellow, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and has lectured & given readings at dozens of universities & conferences here & abroad. In 2009 he won the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ George Garret National Award for Teaching & Arts Advocacy.