Poets on Couches: Major Jackson


Poets on Couches

In this series of videograms, poets read and discuss the poems getting them through these strange times—broadcasting straight from their couches to yours. These readings bring intimacy into our spaces of isolation, both through the affinity of poetry and through the warmth of being able to speak to each other across the distances.

by Kamau Brathwaite
Issue no. 231 (Winter 2019)


Major Jackson is University Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Vermont. His most recent volume of poetry is The Absurd Man (Norton, 2020).