Poetry. Richard Jackson's 10th collection of poems, RESONANCE, juxtaposes love and loss, often setting a transcending hope against individual tragedies in various world conflicts, or letting images drawn from science collide against our deepest emotions, to capture the conflicting, sometimes simultaneous joys and griefs of being human. Drawing deeply from contemporary American life and from the ancient myths of Western culture, Jackson's words are sure to resonate with every reader. About RESONANCE in particular, and about Richard Jackson's work as a whole, James Tate puts it best: "Richard Jackson has become one of our most important poets. His subjects are those for which poetry originally came into being. The essentials are his songs, his precepts, his adoration, his companions. It isn't any simple solace he offers, but it's solace nonetheless that he lends us."
Dara Wier at Ron Slate's On the Seawall
Richard Jackson is the author of eleven books of poetry, OUT OF PLACE (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014) most recently, two books of criticism, and two translations, one from Slovene and one from Italian. He is a winner of Guggenheim, Fulbright, NEA, NEH and Witter-Bynner Fellowships, five Pushcart appearances, as well as prizes from Prairie Schooner, Rattle and Crazyhorse. Jackson's poems have been translated into 15 languages. He was a recipient of the Slovene Order of Freedom Award for Humanitarian and Literary work in the Balkans and recipient of the 2009 AWP George Garrett Award. Jackson has taught at the Iowa Summer Festival, Prague Summer Program, Bread Loaf and other venues, and teaches at UT Chattanooga and the Vermont College of Fine Arts low residency program, winning teaching awards at both schools.Author City: CHATTANOOGA, TN USA