Lucy by Jean Valentine
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By Jean Valentine


A Poem

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Lucy by Jean Valentine

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"Lucy / your secret book / that you leaned over and wrote just in the dirt-- / Not having to have an ending / Not having to last. . . ."And so begins Jean Valentine's provocative new work, "Lucy," a poem that pays homage to the three million-year-old skeleton of the earliest known hominid. With a deep sense of gratitude and profound longing, this poem celebrates the creative power of the female by introducing us to one of our oldest human ancestors. In a dreamlike and often fractured syntax that is vintage Valentine, Lucy, the "wildgood mother" of our species, can once again be heard.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932511680
ISBN-10: 1932511687
Format: Paperback / softback
(222mm x 147mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Sarabande Books
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: Canada

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Shirt in Heaven by 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 by Jean Valentine 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

Home Deep Blue by Jean Valentine Home Deep Blue, Paperback / softback (January 1989)

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

Author of over a dozen poetry collections, Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book in 1965, and subsequent collections have won the The PSA's Shelley Memorial Prize in 2000 and the National Book Award in 2004. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, NYU, Columbia, and the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan.

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