Didi Jackson's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, New England Review, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She is the author of Moon Jar (Red Hen Press, 2020) which was a finalist for the Alice James Book Award, the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize by Persea Books, and the Autumn House Press first book award. Her chapbook, Slag and Fortune, was published by Floating Wolf Quarterly (2013). Currently, she teaches Poetry and the Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and African American Poetry at the University of Vermont and serves as the associate poetry editor for Green Mountains Review.


grey rectangle with text reading Forthcoming Book Moon Jar, Red Hen Press, forthcoming 2020
Slag and Fortune. Floating Wolf Quarterly, Fall, 2013.


"Listen" The Slowdown with Tracy K. Smith, 2019
"Brancusi's Bird in Space" New England Review, 2018
"Signs for the Living" The New Yorker, October 2, 2017
"Postmark" The Common, Issue 10. print, Fall 2015


Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Poetry, creative writing, visual arts


  • MFA Bennington College, 2014


Office Location:

322 Old Mill

Office Hours:

Spring 2020: Wednesday 10:30-11:45 and 1:00-3:00

  1. www.didijackson.com

Courses Taught

  • Poetry and the Visual Arts
  • Poetry of War and Witness
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Written Expression
  • Creative Writing
  • African American Poetry