Since 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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(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
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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.