Jonis Agee, 2010 Garrett Award Recipient

Richard Jackson’s humanitarian contributions previously earned him the Order of Freedom Medal for literary and humanitarian work from the President of Slovenia in 2000. He wrote about the conflict in the Balkans in the Writer’s Chronicle (March/April 1993). The winner of Fulbright, NEA, and NEH fellowships, as well as four Pushcart Prizes, among other awards, Jackson teaches in the low-residency writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Jackson is the author of four books of poems, the most recent of which, Heartwall, was published by the University of Massachusetts Press and received the 2000 Juniper Prize. He has published two books of criticism and two anthologies, as well as several chapbooks of translations. His reviews and essays have been featured in journals such as Georgia Review, Verse, Contemporary Literature, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and Best American Poems 1997.


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