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The Slowdown Conversation with Major Jackson and Aria Aber plus Q&A
Join host Major Jackson and poet Aria Aber for a special virtual event from The Slowdown. Major and Aria will discuss the power of poetry and answer questions from the audience. We would love to have you so please come ready with your questions! If you are unable to attend live, please still register to receive access to a recording of the event. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mar 29, 2023 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Major Jackson
Host, The Slowdown
Jackson is the author of six books of poetry, including Razzle Dazzle: New & Selected Poems (2023), The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006), and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won a Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. His edited volumes include: Best American Poetry 2019, Renga for Obama, and Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems. He is also the author of A Beat Beyond: The Selected Prose of Major Jackson edited by Amor Kohli. Jackson is a recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress.
Aria Aber
Aria Aber was raised in Germany. Her debut book Hard Damage won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in September 2019. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The New Yorker, New Republic, The Yale Review and elsewhere. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she is currently pursuing a PhD at USC and lives in Los Angeles.