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Gary Jackson - Salina Spring Poetry Series
By Salina Arts & Humanities
Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Gary Jackson is the author of the poetry collections origin story (University of New Mexico Press, 2021) and Missing You, Metropolis (Graywolf Press, 2010), which received the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. He’s also the co-editor of The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry (Blair Publishing, 2021). His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Callaloo, The Sun, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Copper Nickel. He’s received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Art Omi. He’s published work in Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology and was featured in the 2013 New American Poetry Series by the Poetry Society of America. He’s an associate professor in English and creative writing at the College of Charleston where he’s currently the Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing and teaches in the MFA program, and serves as the Poetry Editor of swamp pink.
$5 at the door
Free for student with ID
Instagram: @garyallenjackson
Don't miss the other readings in the Salina Spring Poetry Series!
Traci Brimhall, April 4
Miguel M. Morales, April 18
Sheri Purpose Hall, April 25
April 11, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ad Astra Books & Coffee House
135 North Santa Fe Avenue
Salina, Kansas United States