Angela Jackson

Angela Jackson is the author of numerous books of poetry, plays, and fiction, including Dark Legs and Silk Kisses (TriQuarterly, 1993), which won the Carl Sandburg Award, and It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time (TriQuarterly, 2015), finalist for the PEN Open Book Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her novel Where I Must Go (TriQuarterly, 2009) won the American Book Award. Jackson’s honors include the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. She lives in Chicago.