Gary Jackson


Gary Jackson is the winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prizefor his first book Missing You, Metropolis (Graywolf Press, 2010), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa. He was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry from the University of New Mexico in 2008. His poems have appeared in The Laurel Review, Blue Mesa Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Literary Bohemian, Inscape, and Magma, and he was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize. He has been a fierce lover of comics for nearly twenty years.

First posted: May 15, 2011

Last modified: April 18, 2016