著有四部詩作，包括Roll Deep (2015; Norton), Holding Company (2010; Norton), Hoops (2006; Norton)及Leaving Saturn (2002; University of Georgia Press)；Leaving Saturn榮獲「科尼姆詩歌獎」首部詩作獎，並入選「全國書評人獎（詩歌）」。傑克遜屢獲殊榮，曾為美國普羅溫斯敦藝術作品中心、古根海姆基金、國家藝術基金會及哈佛大學拉德克利夫高等研究院的院士，並奪得普希卡獎及懷廷作家獎，更獲美國國會圖書館聯同陶友白基金會頒授皮尤藝術院士。他先後在多家大學任教，包括麻省大學（傑克．凱魯亞克駐校作家）、艾德菲大學、柏魯克學院（希德尼．哈曼駐校作家）、哥倫比亞大學及紐約大學。傑克遜現居於美國佛蒙特州南柏寧頓巿，擔任佛蒙特大學「羅拔．丹尼斯綠與金」大學傑出教授，並為《哈佛評論》詩歌編輯。
Major Jackson is the author of four books of poetry including Roll Deep (2015:Norton), Holding Company (2010:Norton), Hoops (2006:Norton) and Leaving Saturn (2002:University of Georgia Press), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. A recipient of a fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Major Jackson has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He has taught widely at the University of Massachusetts as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence, Adelphi University, Baruch College as the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence, Columbia University, and New York University. Major Jackson lives in South Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold University Distinguished Professor at the University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.