Richard Jackson teaches creative writing, poetry, and humanities in UTC's interdisciplinary
honors program, and is a frequent guest lecturer at the MFA writing seminars at Vermont
College, University of Iowa Summer Writers' Festival, and the Prague Summer Program.
He is the author of ten books of poems including Resonance (2010) (Eric Hoffer Award),
Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems (2004) and Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected
Poems (2003). He has also published two books of translations, Last Voyage: The Poems
of Giovanni Pascoli from Italian (2010) and Alexandar Persolja's Journey of the Sun
from Slovene (2008). He is also the author of two critical books, Acts of Mind: Conversations
with American Poets (Choice Award) and Dismantling Time in Contemporary Poetry (Agee
Award Winner), and has edited two anthologies of Slovene poetry, as well as the journal
Poetry Miscellany. His work has been translated into fifteen languages and has appeared
in The Best American Poems, among other collections. He has been awarded the Order
of Freedom Medal by the President of Slovenia for literary and humanitarian work in
the Balkans, and has been named a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, Witter-Bynner
Fellow, NEA fellow, NEH Fellow, and has lectured and given readings at dozens of universities
and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. In 2009 he won the AWP George Garret National
Award for Teaching, Writing and Arts Advocacy, and has had 5 Pushcart Prize Poem appearances.
He leads a group of writing students to Europe each May. (http://members.authorsguild.net/svobodni/)
Campus Emergency Preparedness Exercise is Tuesday, October 21
UTC emergency preparedness personnel, along with local responding agencies such as the Chattanooga City Police Department and the Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service, will be conducting a campus-wide practice exercise and training simulation on Tuesday, October 21, 9 a.m.-noon.
You may see emergency personnel and equipment at various locations on campus. Do not panic. This is all part of the exercise.
In the event of a real emergency, the UTC ALERT system will be activated and relevant information will be shared with the campus.