Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Gary Jackson is the author of the poetry collection Missing You, Metropolis, which received the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Callaloo, Tin House, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He was featured in the 2013 New American Poetry Series by the Poetry Society of America and is the recipient of both a Cave Canem and Bread Loaf fellowship. He is an associate poetry editor at Crazyhorse, and currently teaches in the MFA program at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.
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