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Jackson, Richard, 1946-

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        (edtf) 1946-11-17
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      • found: His Acts of mind, c1983:CIP t.p. (Richard Jackson) data sheet (b. 11/17/46) galley (teaches creative writing at Univ. of Tenn., Chattanooga)
      • found: Last voyage: selected poems of Giovanni PascoliECIP t.p. (Richard Jackson, translator)
      • found: New and selected poems, 2010:t.p. (edited by Richard Jackson) t.p. verso (translator, Richard Jackson)
      • found: Middlebury Coll. Libraries website, viewed Aug. 11, 2017(Richard Jackson is the author of six books of poems - Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems (The Ashland Poetry Press, 2003), Heartwall (Univ. of Mass. Press, Juniper Prize winner, 2000), Svetovi Narazen (a selection in Slovene, 2001), Heart's Bridge (Univ. of Toledo: Aureole, 1999), Alive All Day (Cleveland State Univ. Poetry Center Prize, 1992), Worlds Apart, winner of the Alabama Prize (1989), and Part of the Story (Grove Press, 1983). A limited edition small press book, Falling Stars: A Collection of Monologues, was publ. in 2002 by Flagpond Press. He is also author of a book of criticism, Dismantling Time in Contemporary Poetry (Univ. of Alabama Agee Prize winner, 1989), and Acts of Mind: Interviews with Contemporary Poets (winner of Choice Award; Univ. of Alabama Press, 1983). He has also published four chapbooks of adaptations from Petrarch and other Italian poets: Half Lives: Poems (Invisible Cities Press, 2001) and The Half Life of Dreams (Black Dirt Press, 1998), both based on Petrarch; The Woman in the Land: Cesare Pavese's Last Poems (Black Dirt Press, 2000), and Love's Veils: Imitations from Italian Poets (Black Dirt Press, 1999). His own poems have been translated into a dozen languages. His several dozen essays and reviews have appeared in major journals and anthologies. Jackson has edited two anthologies of Slovene poetry: a bilingual anthology, The Fire Under the Moon (Black Dirt Press, 1999), and Double Vision: Four Slovene Poets (Adelph Press, 1993). He currently edits two international journals, Poetry Miscellany and mala revija: A Journal of Slovene Culture, and Poetry Miscellany's Eastern European Chapbook series. Jackson has been a member of the Sarajevo Committee organized by P.E.N. Int'l and has worked with various groups concerning the Balkan wars and fund raising for refugees. In May 2000 he was awarded the Order of Freedom Medal from the President of Slovenia for his literary and humanitarian contributions in the Balkans. He has received National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Guggenheim (2002-2003), and two Witter-Bynner Fellowships, and has been a Fulbright Exchange poet to former Yugoslavia and returns each May with groups of UTC students. He has also received the Prairie Schooner Reader's Choice Award, the Crazyhorse Prize, has appeared in Best American Poems 1997, and is the winner of five Pushcart Prizes. Jackson teaches in both the English and University Honors departments at the Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he has received several teaching awards, directs the Meacham Writer's Conference and the East European Exchange, and is a member of the Council of Scholars. He is also a regular staff member at several writers' conferences and programs including Vermont College's Writers Conference, Master of Fine Arts Program, and the Iowa Summer Writers Festival. He was a visiting writer at the 2004 Prague Summer sessions and the 2004 Vermont Studio)
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      • PS3560.A242
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      • [Formerly on undifferentiated name record: no 00053437]
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      • 1982-03-15: new
      • 2017-08-11: revised
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