Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry Born: 1951 in Greenville, Mississippi Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJackson's family moved to Chicago when she was one year old. She graduated from Loretto Academy, a Catholic high school, in Chicago. Jackson stayed in Chicago during college and attended Northwestern University, graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1977. She also earned a master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Chicago. Angela has taught African-American literature at Kennedy-King College since 1997 and still resides in Chicago today.
Biographical and Professional InformationIn November 2020, Angela Jackson was selected as the 5th Illinois Poet Laureate. During the 1970's in Chicago, Angela Jackson became one of the most desired readers and performers because she was able to master the art of pause and rhythm during a performance. Jackson is also very well know for her involvement in Chicago's Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC). The influence of this organization has had a great effect on Jackson's writing. Its main goal was to advance "the conscious development and articulation of Black Aesthetic." Members are encouraged to express in words the "Black Experience" and also pay attention to and focus on the works of other African American authors.
*"A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life & Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks'', Beacon Press, 2017 *"And All These Roads Be Luminous, Poems Selected and New'', Northwestern University Press, 1997 *"Dark Legs and Silk Kisses: The Beatitudes of the Spinners'', Northwestern University Press, 1993 *"It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time: Poems'', Triquarterly, 2015 *"Roads, Where There Are No Roads'', Triquarterly, 2017 *"Solo in the Boxcar Third Floor E'', OB Ahouse, 1985 *"The Man with the White Liver'', Contact II, 1987 *"Voodoo Love Magic'', Third World Press, 1974 *"Where Must I Go'', Northwestern University Press, 2009 *"Treemont Stone", *"Apprenticeship in the House of Cowrie Shells", *"More Than Meat and Raiment: Poems" Northwestern Illinois University Press, 2021