Angela Jackson to Receive CLHOF’s Fuller Award
Angela Jackson, the author of highly-praised novels, a biography, poetry, and plays, will be honored with a Fuller Award for lifetime achievement at the Poetry Foundation on May 17, from 7-9 p.m. Jackson, who grew up on Chicago’s South Side, has been a consistent contributor to our literary culture since her debut poetry collection, Voodoo Love Magic, in 1974. Jackson, an early member of the Organization of Black Culture, has published six volumes of poetry, two novels, five plays, and a biography. Last year, Jackson wrote a biography of Gwendolyn Brooks called A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun, and ETA Creative Arts Foundation is currently staging her original play, Comfort Stew. Jackson’s work has been recognized and awarded prizes from a wide variety of important literary organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Book Award, the Poetry Society of America, the DuSable Museum, and many more.
61 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(Doors open at 6:30, and it is highly recommended
that guests arrive early to ensure entrance and seating.