Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )

Alexandra Jackson

Alexandra Jackson is a Trustee of the Liana Foundation, which supports humanitarian and educational institutions. She worked for many years in publishing, including as the Managing Editor of Hearst Books and the Associate Publisher/Managing Editor at Harper Design International. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Culinary Education and worked at Nougatine and Jean Georges. She earned her BA in comparative literature from Smith College. Jackson became a board member of the Academy of American Poets in February of 2019.