Gary Jackson


Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Gary Jackson is the author of the poetry collection Missing You, Metropolis, which received the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in numerous journals including Callaloo, Tin House, Los Angeles Review of Books,Crab Orchard Review, and he’s been published in Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology. He was featured in the 2013 New American Poetry Series by the Poetry Society of America and is the recipient of both a Cave Canem and Bread Loaf fellowship. He joined the Department of English at the College of Charleston in 2013, currently teaches in the MFA program as well as undergraduate creative writing, and is the associate poetry editor at Crazyhorse.

Bibliography ( - housed in Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection)

  • Missing You, Metropolis (Graywolf press, 2010)



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"Tryouts" on Motionpoems
Poetry Society of America--Gary Jackson Excerpt
"Twigi" Excerpt
"My Father Raises His Shirt" Excerpt
Missing You, Metropolis Author Book
"Gap" Excerpt