Major Jackson is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors. He teaches at the University of Vermont and is the poetry editor of the Harvard Review. His latest book of poems is Roll Deep (Norton, 2015). His first book, Leaving Saturn (Georgia, 2002), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Each of his last two collections, Hoops (Norton, 2006) and Holding Company (Norton, 2010), was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for poetry.