Comedy Club

Monday Night Poetry: Jason Schneiderman + Didi Jackson / Major Jackson Hosting

May 4, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KGB Bar
KGB Event

Jason Schneiderman is the author of three books of poems: Primary Source (Red Hen Press 2016), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Prize; Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press 2010), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize, and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books 2004), a Stahlecker Selection. He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press 2015). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America in 2004, and a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award in 2011. He is Poetry Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review, and Associate Editor of Painted Bride Quarterly. He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.

Didi Jackson's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, New England Review, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She is the author of Moon Jar (Red Hen Press, 2020) which was a finalist for the Alice James Book Award, the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize by Persea Books, and the Autumn House Press first book award. Her chapbook, Slag and Fortune, was published by Floating Wolf Quarterly (2013). Currently, she teaches Poetry and the Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and African American Poetry at the University of Vermont and serves as the associate poetry editor for Green Mountains Review.

Major Jackson is an American poet, professor and the author of four collections of poetry, most recently ROLL DEEP (W.W. Norton 2015). HOLDING COMPANY (W.W. Norton, 2010) and HOOPS (W.W. Norton, 2006) were both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and LEAVING SATURN (University of Georgia, 2002) was the winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle. He is also a recipient of 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.  Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell and currently serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.  His newest collection of verse, THE ABSURD MAN, will be out in 2020.