Door in the Mountain
New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003
By (author) Jean Valentine
Door in the Mountain by Jean Valentine
Book DescriptionSince the 1965 publication of her first book, Dream Barker, selected for the Yale Younger Poets Award, Jean Valentine has published eight collections of poetry to critical acclaim. Spare and intensely-felt, Valentine's poems present experience as only imperfectly graspable. This volume gathers together all of Valentine's published poems and includes a new collection, "Door in the Mountain." Valentine's poetry is as recognizable as the slant truth of a dream. She is a brave, unshirking poet who speaks with fire on the great subjects-love, and death, and the soul. Her images-strange, canny visions of the unknown self-clang with the authenticity of real experience. This is an urgent art that wants to heal what it touches, a poetry that wants to tell, intimately, the whole life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780819567130
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jean Valentine
Shirt in Heaven, Paperback / softback (September 2015)
Drawing on the Tibetan word "bardo, " intermediate state, Valentine explores love and loss in the dreamlike liminal space of memory."
Break the Glass, Paperback / softback (June 2012)
"[Valentine's] minimalist, elided style is like the quiet concentration of a bank robber trying to crack a safe." --Publishers Weekly
Lucy, Paperback / softback (January 2009)
The eighth Quarternote Chapbook by winner of the National Book Award and PSA Shelley Memorial Prize.
Home Deep Blue, Paperback / softback (January 1989)» View all books by Jean Valentine
Eighteen new poems extend the trajectory of Jean Valentine's work. Included are selections from her four previous books: "Dream Barker, Pilgrims, Ordinary Things," and "The Messenger." Her themes of pilgrimage, time, and human connection are revealed in intense meditations.
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Author Biography - Jean Valentine
Jean Valentine has received many awards and honors, including the National Book Award and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and the 92nd Street Y.
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