Professor Major Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor of English. Professor Jackson has achieved national and international eminence in the field of poetry. He is widely recognized as one of the leading poets in America today and an influential voice in contemporary American poetry.
Professor Jackson has authored hundreds of poems, five books, and contributed to over 40 published anthologies. His work has appeared in many online and print outlets, among these The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and The New York Times. Professor Jackson’s work has received critical attention in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, and on National Public Radio. He is the recipient of some of America’s most prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship.
Professor Jackson, you are recognized by America’s poets as one of the best writers of your generation and I am honored to recognize your accomplishments by granting you the title of University Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Vermont.
—Provost and Senior Vice President David V. Rosowsky
Read May 22, 2016
at the University’s 215th Commencement Ceremony
Last modified September 29 2016 10:25 AM