Poets in the Palace: Major Jackson

Visitors will enjoy an intimate, hour-long reading by a poet in one of the Gardner Museum‘s historic galleries this weekend.

Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry: Roll Deep (W. W. Norton, 2015), Holding Company (2010) and Hoops ( 2006), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle.

Gallery Pop-Up: Poets in the Palace presents Major Jackson on Dec. 11, from 3-4 PM. Visitors are welcome to experience the poetry reading as they move through the galleries. The reading is free with museum admission and no registration is required. Fifteen chairs are available for seating with advanced registration – click here to register online, or call the Gardner Museum’s box office.


Check out Jackson’s reading fromĀ Roll DeepĀ at Phoenix Books in Burlington, VT: