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By Jean Valentine

ISBN-10: 155659321X

ISBN-13: 9781556593215

ISBN-10: 1556593945

ISBN-13: 9781556593949

"As elliptical and important as Emily Dickinson, Valentine regularly rewards the reader."—Library Journal

In her 11th collection—honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry—Jean Valentine traditionally weds an ethical critical to imaginitive and linguistic leaps and limits. no matter if writing elegies, meditations on getting older, or a longer homage to Lucy, the earliest recognized hominid, the pared-down compactness of her tone and imaginative and prescient finds a unique voice in American poetry. As Adrienne wealthy has acknowledged of Valentine's paintings, "This is a poetry of the top order, since it shall we us into areas and meanings we could not procedure in the other way."

From "If anyone Visits somebody in a Dream, in a few Cultures the Dreamer thank you Them":

At a resort in one other celebrity. The rooms have been chilly and
damp, we have been either on the table in the dead of night asking if
they had any warmers. they'd one heater. You are
ill, please you're taking it. thanks for vacationing my dream.

*
Can you breathe all right?
Break the glass shout
break the glass strength the room
break the thread Open
the track in the back of the glass . . .

Jean Valentine, a former kingdom Poet of latest York, earned a countrywide publication Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, and the Shelley Memorial Prize. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence, long island college, and Columbia collage. She lives within the Morningside Heights local of latest York City.


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