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Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson is the author of nine books of poems, most recently Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems (Autumn House, 2004), Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems (Ashland Poetry Press, 2003), Heartwall (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000), and Svetovi Narazen (Slovenia, 2001). His poems have been translated into a dozen languages. He has edited two anthologies of Slovene poetry: The Fire Under the Moon and Double Vision: Four Slovenian Poets (Aleph, 1993) and edits Eastern European Chapbook series, Poetry Miscellany and mala revija. In 2000, he was awarded the Order of Freedom Medal for literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans by the President of Slovenia. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the NEH. He has also been awarded two Witter Bynner Fellowships, two Fulbright Fellowships, and five Pushcart Prizes.