Richard Jackson

Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems

Cover photo by Richard Jackson, Dance of Death, Hrastovlje, Slovenia

Includes poems from previous books, 4 Pushcart winning poems, and adaptations/​riffs from Petrarch as well as new poems.

"His lines are witnesses of tremendous density and speed of the more than ever powerful NOW in human history. As technology has to adapt to the godhead's voracious needs, so the poets have to be as exactly the same spot with even higher lucidity, more intelligence and compassion to mourn, to understand and to redeem. Richard Jackson does it with more inclusiveness than anybody else I know. His writing helps us to make sense. It protects us against suffocation. It bathes our lives."
-Tomaz Salamun

Selected Works

Poetry
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Isn't everything and everyone from a place they are no longer at, that is, out of place?
January 2010, Ashland Poetry Press. Cover by Metka Krasovec, Slovenia.
Puddinghouse Chapbook, 2004
Juniper Prize Winning Book from UMass Press, 2000
Sonnets and a Canzone based on Petrarch's Rime Sparse
Translations of Jackson's poems into Slovene
hand sewn and printed, Flagpond Press, 2002
Limited Edition, Aureole Press, 1999, Pterarchan Poems
Cleveland State University Press, 1992
U of Alabama Press Prize Winner
Grove Press, 1983
Poetry Translation
Translated with Susan Thomas and Deborah Brown
Translation of book of poems by Alexsander Persolja
Anthology
50 Slovene Poets, facing Slovene
Aleph Press, Ljubljana, 1993
Interviews
30 Interviews, U of Alabama Press, 1983 Choice Award
Essays
Philosophical essays on 6 poets, U of Alabama Press, 1987 Agee Award