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Free Press Announces UVM Professor’s Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

The Burlington Free Press talks with Major Jackson, poet and English professor, about receiving the Guggenheim Fellowship. “If you’re an artist, it’s like a Pulitzer Prize,” Jackson said in an interview. “It’s a huge, huge distinction.” The fellowship will fund Jackson’s next project which he described as a verse play about Edmonia Lewis, a black, Civil War-era sculptor before saying, “now it’s time for me to get to the task of writing.” Read the story...