Richard Jackson

Tennessee, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012


Winner of AWP George Garrett Award, a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, Witter-Bynner Fellow, NEA fellow, NEH Fellow, 5 Pushcart appearances, he is the author of ten books of poems including Resonance ( 2010) (Eric Hoffer Award),  Out of Place (2014), Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems (2004), Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems (2003) and the forthcoming Retrrievals (2015). He has also published two books of translations, Last Voyage: The Poems of Giovanni Pascolifrom Italian ( Maxine Kumin Award Winner, 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. He was awarded the Order of Freedom Medal by the President of Slovenia for literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans.



  • Eric Hoffer Award(2011)
  • Maxine Kumin Award (C&R Press)(2012)


  • UTNAA Distinguished Professor at UT-Chattanooga (August 2012 - January 2012)


  • Doctoral Degree in English Literature from Yale University (May 2012)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry