Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Major Jackson

“You, Reader”

Book Excerpt: The Absurd Man

Major Jackson is the author of five volumes of poetry, including Roll Deep and Leaving Saturn, which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. In January 2021, he will join the Vanderbilt University faculty as Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English.

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