Write America: Major Jackson and Genevieve Sly Crane

Join us for the sixty-fourth episode of Write America on Monday June 13th featuring Major Jackson and Genevieve Sly Crane as they read and discuss their works- intimating how the deep divisions in the country may be healed by the quiet power of art. Note, new line-up - Joyce Maynard could not make it.

This event is free to attend, Registration required.

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About the authors:

MAJOR JACKSON is the author of five books of poetry, including The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006) and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. His edited volumes include: Best American Poetry 2019, Renga for Obama, and Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems. A recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Major Jackson has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He has published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry London and many other fine publications. Major Jackson lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.

GENEVIEVE SLY CRANE is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.A. English, 2010) and Stony Brook Southampton, (M.F.A. Creative Writing and Literature, 2013). Her first novel,  Sorority,   earned a Publisher's Weekly  starred review. She is the recipient of the 2020 Whiting Award for fiction. Her 2017 story, "Endings, Bright and Ugly," was a finalist for the American Short(er) Fiction Prize. Her upcoming novel is due for publication through Simon and Schuster in January, 2023.

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Monday, June 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Absurd Man: Poems By Major Jackson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393867411
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 24th, 2021

A Beat Beyond: Selected Prose of Major Jackson (Poets On Poetry) By Major Jackson, Amor Kohli (Editor) Cover Image
By Major Jackson, Amor Kohli (Editor)
ISBN: 9780472039067
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Published: University of Michigan Press - August 2nd, 2022

Sorority By Genevieve Sly Crane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501187483
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 5th, 2019