Jackson Mac Low: Short Bio
begun March 2003


Jackson Mac Low, b. Chicago, 12 September 1922, makes poems, essays, and musical, performance, visual, and radio works. Author of about 30 books and published in over 90 collections, his works have been published, exhibited, and performed (often by his wife, the poet, visual artist, and composer Anne Tardos and himself) in many countries. Awards: Guggenheim, NEA, NYFA, and CAPS fellowships and the 1999 Wallace Stevens Award of the Academy of American Poets. Recent books: 42 Merzgedichte in Memoriam Kurt Schwitters (Barrytown, NY, 1994), 20 Forties (Canary Islands, 1999), Struggle Through (Canada, 2001), Les Quarantains (Extraits) (France, 2001), and

posthumously published books:

Doings: An Assortment of Performance Pieces 1955–2002 (Granary Books, New York, 2005)

Thing of Beauty: New and Selected Works, Edited by Anne Tardos (University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008)

154 Forties,
Edited by Anne Tardos (Counterpath Press, Denver, 2012).

The Complete Light Poems: 1-60, Edited by Anne Tardos and Michael O'Driscoll (Chax Press, Victoria, TX, 2015)