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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

VU History: Verse Unveiled with Poet Major Jackson

On Feb 14th, Major Jackson will be traveling to Emory University to speak at the prestigious Night Revel.
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Jaylan Sims
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In this episode of VU History, host Jaylan Sims sits down with Major Jackson, one of Vanderbilt’s most widely recognized poets and professors. In addition to his written work, Jackson hosts American Public Media’s “The Slowdown,” a podcast that features written poetry in every episode. Jackson talks with The Hustler about his interests in poetry and offers tips on creating poetry that moves communities.

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Jaylan Sims
Jaylan Sims, Podcasts Editor
Jaylan Sims ('26) is from Chattanooga, Tenn., majoring in communication studies and communication of science and technology with a minor in Jewish studies in the College of Arts & Science.  When not working for The Hustler, you can catch Jaylan aimlessly roaming around campus. He can be reached at [email protected]
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