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Major Jackson’s Poetry Picks at New York Times December 30, 2013: This weekend's New York Times Sunday Book Review included a few favorites from Major Jackson's reading list, including Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge's Hello, The Roses and Kwame Dawes's Duppy Conqueror. Read his complete picks (we can confirm that they're all sure to be your favorites, too!) at New York Times; check out Jackson's write-ups about [...] by

Major Jackson on Countee Cullen & the Thematics of Race March 28, 2013: Major Jackson has penned a piece at the Boston Review called "Countee Cullen and the Racial Mountain," in which he addresses the conflict of race for black poets, as if "merely wrestling with words and the mysteries of existence hasn’t been considered enough." This is where Countee Cullen ("the Black Keats," as he was nicknamed) comes [...] by

The Dark Room Collective reunites May 3, 2012: The Washingtonian covers the most anticipated poetry reunion of the year, that of The Dark Room Collective. Abdul Ali reports that the group collectively rocked the house at a recent reading at the Folger Library: The evening felt more like a church service or a rock concert than a poetry reading. Pews were filled to capacity as each [...] by

AWP Report (Political Poetry) April 12, 2010: This morning [4.9.10] I moderated a panel called “Writing In(to) the Age of Obama.” The purpose of the panel was two-fold: to talk about the experience of participating in a blog-turned-book project I co-edited with Arielle Greenberg and to speak about occasional poetry and political poetry. It also afforded me the opportunity to further [...] by