Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson is UC Foundation Professor of English at UTChattanooga
and the author of four books of poems, most recently
Heartwall (Umass, Juniper Prize Winner, 2000) Alive All Day (Clevland
State Prize winner, 1992), two books of criticism, most recently
Dismantling Time in Contemperorary Poetry (Alabama Agee Prize Winner,
1989), and two anthologies, Double Vision: Four Slovene Poets (1994)
and The Fire Under the Moon (1999). His Half Lives: Poems based on
Petrarch, appeared from Invisible Cities Press in 2001. Heart’s Bridge, a
limited edition of the Petrarch poems, appeared from Aureole press in
1999. His chapbooks of translations include The Woman in the Land:
Cesare Pavese’s Last Poems (2000), Love’s Veils: Imitations from Italian
Poets (1999), and The Half Life of Dreams (1998), all from Black Dirt
Press, Elgin, IL. He is a winner of Fulbright, NEA and NEH fellowships,
as well as four Pushcart Prizes. He has received several teaching awards at
both UTC and Vermont College where he teaches in their MFA program.
In May of 2000 he was awarded the Order of Freedom Award from the
president of Slovenia for his editing and humanitarian contributions in
Slovenia and the Balkans. He edits Poetry Miscellany, mala revija and PM’s
eastern European Chapbook series, and directs the Meacham Writer’s
Workshop and East European Exchange.
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