Free Press Announces UVM Professor’s Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
- By University Communications
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...