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Major Jackson & Didi Jackson :: Strafford Town House Forum

strafford town houseTown House Forum
Thursdays in August • 7 pm
Strafford, VT

The historic eighteenth-century Strafford Town House will again host a provocative reading and discussion series in Strafford, Vermont, on four August evenings. This summer’s series will feature cartoonists, poets, journalists, and writers, and each presentation will be followed by conversations with the audience. Everyone is invited to pack a picnic and come early to have supper on the Strafford Common with the authors, whose books will be offered for sale by the Norwich Bookstore.


Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion with two of Vermont’s most eloquent poets, Major Jackson and Didi Jackson.

Major Jackson is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Roll Deep, and editor of the Library of America’s Countee Cullen: Collected Poems.

Didi Jackson is the author of the forthcoming Moon Jar.  Several of her recent poems have appeared in The New Yorker and Ploughshares

Both poets teach literature and creative writing at the University of Vermont.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Strafford Town House
Strafford, VT
Roll Deep: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393353624
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 28th, 2017

A whimsical and “devastatingly effective” (Washington Post) collection that captures the spirit of travel and pays homage to heritage.

Holding Company: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393341126
Availability: Special Order (email to check availability)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 6th, 2012

"A devastatingly beautiful collection of strange and wonderful poems." —Poetry Daily

In these poems of broken unions and acute longing, Major Jackson explores art, literature, and music as seductive forces in our lives.