Gary Jackson | The Sun Magazine

Gary Jackson


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 Callaloo, Tin House, and Crab Orchard Review. A resident of Charleston, South Carolina, he is an associate professor at the College of Charleston and a lifelong lover of comics. You can follow him on Instagram: @garyallenjackson.

— From February 2020

After The Reading

a woman walked up and asked how / the young black poet the month before / could shake with such anger during / his reading. Is it really / that bad? It can’t be that bad, / can it?

February 2020
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