Richard Jackson


Chattanooga, TN
Tennessee US

Author's Bio

He is the author of ten books of poems including Resonance ( 2010) (Eric Hoffer Award), Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems (2004) and Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems (2003). He has also published two books of translations, Last Voyage: The Poems of Giovanni Pascoli from 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, as well as the journal Poetry Miscellany. His work has been translated into fifteen languages and has appeared in The Best American Poems, among other collections.

Publications & Prizes

5 Pushcart Publications (Pushcart Press, 2004)
Last Voyage: Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli (Red Hen Press, 2014)
Resonance (Ashland Poetry Press, 2010)
Half-Lives (Autumn House Press, 2004)
Unauthorized Autobiography: new and selected Poems (Ashland Poetry Press, 2003)
Heartwall (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000)
Heart's Bridge (Aureole Press, 1999)
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Worlds Apart (University of Alabama Press, 1989)
Dismantling Time (University of Alabama Press, 1987)
Prizes won: 

Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, Witter-Bynner Fellow, NEA fellow, NEH Fellow, AWP George Garret Award, Order of Freedom Medal by the President of Slovenia

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Teachers, Teenagers
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Lawrence, MA
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Last update: Nov 15, 2012