Angela Jackson (born July 25, 1951 Greenville, Mississippi) is a poet, playwright and writer.
Her father, George Jackson, Sr., and mother, Angeline Robinson Jackson, moved to Chicago. In 1977, she graduated from Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago with an M.A.
She joined the Organization for Black American Culture (OBAC) with young black writers like Haki Madhubuti (Don L. Lee), Carolyn Rodgers, Sterling Plumpp.
Jackson lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1973 Conrad Kent Rivers Memorial Award in 1973
- 1974 Academy of American Poets Award from Northwestern University in 1974
- 1979 Illinois Art Council Creative Writing Fellowship in Fiction in 1979
- 1980 National Endowment For the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in Fiction
- 1984 Hoyt W. Fuller Award for Literary Excellence
- 1985 American Book Award 
- 1984 DuSable Museum Writers Seminar Poetry Prize
- 1984 Pushcart Prize for Poetry
- 1989 ETA Gala Award
- 1996 Illinois Authors Literary Heritage Award
- Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards
- five for fiction and one for poetry; The Carl Sandburg Award
- Chicago Sun-Times Friends of Literature Book of the Year Award
- 2000 Illinois Art Council Creative Writing Fellowship in Playwriting
- 2002 Shelley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America
- 2008 American Book Award 
- Witness!, 1970
- Shango Diaspora: An African American Myth of Womanhood and Love, 1980
- When the Wind Blows, 1984 (better known as the eta production entitled Comfort Stew)
- Lightfoot: The Crystal Stair,
- Apprenticeship in the House of Cowrie Shells
- Pamela Gemin, Paula Sergi, ed. (1999). Boomer Girls: poems by women from the baby boom generation. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-0-87745-687-2.
- Kalamu ya Salaam, ed. (1998). 360,̊ a revolution of Black poets. Black Words. ISBN 978-0-7394-1585-6.
- ^ "Angela Jackson". Mississippi Writers and Musicians. Feb. 4, 2008. Retrieved June 30, 2009.
- ^ Richard Friedman, Peter Kostakis, Darlene Pearlstein, ed. (1976). 15 Chicago poets. Yellow Press. ISBN 978-0-916328-04-7.
- ^ William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster, Trudier Harris, Trudier Harris-Lopez, ed. (2001). The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-513883-2.
- ^ a b American Booksellers Association (2013). "The American Book Awards / Before Columbus Foundation [1980–2012]". BookWeb. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013. "1985 [...] Solo in the Box Car, Third Floor E, Angela Jackson [...] 2008 [...] Where I Must Go: A Novel (TriQuarterly) by Angela Jackson"
- ^ "Poetry Society of America Awards for 2002". Poetry Society of America. July 27, 2004.
- Nora Brooks Blakely (Aug 1985). "Word Wizard". Ebony Jr. Magazine.