Richard Jackson, UC Foundation Professor of English at UTC, has won a
Guggenheim Fellowship for his writing and translating from the John Simon
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Guggenheim Fellowship is one of the
most prestigious awards a writer can receive.
The award is based upon Jacksons previous accomplishments and awards
and is intended to support various creative projects and to provide travel
In May 2000 Jackson was awarded the Order of Freedom medal by the President
of Slovenia for his literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans. The
medal is the highest award given to civilians.
He has also been a Fulbright Exchange poet to former Yugoslavia and is
a past winner of NEA and NEH Fellowships. He has won four prestigious
Pushcart Prizes, a Prairie Schooner Magazine Reader's Choice Award,
a Crazy Horse Magazine Award, Cleveland State Poetry prize, Alabama
Poetry Prize, the Agee Award, and a Choice Selection. In addition, his
poems have been featured on the internet in Poetry Daily and Verse
Jackson is the author of 5 award winning books of poems including the
2000 Juniper Prize-winning book, Heartwall, three chapbooks of
translations, two award-winning books of criticism, and two anthologies.
His poems have been translated into over a dozen languages. His several
dozen essays appear in most of the major journals and anthologies. He
is the editor of Poetry Miscellany, Mala Revija and an eastern
European book series. His New and Selected Poems is due out next
Jackson has lectured and read his work at dozens of American universities
and in Europe. This past summer he lectured and read at the University
of Iowa, the American Library Association meeting, Vermont College, the
University Of Ljubljana, and the Prague Workshops, and will lecture at
Salem College in Winston-Salem next month. He also lectured and chaired
a panel at the International P.E.N. Conference in Slovenia in May.
At UTC Jackson teaches creative writing and the Freshman Honors Seminar
and is a member of the Council of Scholars. He directs the internationally
renowned Meacham Writers Workshops each fall and spring. He also directs
the Eastern European Exchange through which he takes creative writing
students to Europe each May. He has won several teaching awards at UTC
and at Vermont College's writers program.