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Jean Valentine

Born: 1934 Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: * Born in Chicago, Illinois

Biography: *'''State Poet of New York for 2008-2010'''

  • -- State Poet of New York for 2008-2010
  • -- Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, ''Dream Barker'', in 1965
  • -- ''Door in the Mountain

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Jean Valentine on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Break the glass
ISBN: 1306438594 OCLC: 870893743

Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, Wash. : [2012]

Break the glass /
ISBN: 155659321X OCLC: 589017727

"In her eleventh collection, National Book Award-winning poet Jean Valentine characteristically weds a moral imperative to imaginative and linguistic leaps and bounds. Whether writing elegies, meditations on aging, or an extended homage to Lucy, the earliest known hominid, the pared-down compactness of her tone and vision reveals a singular voice in American poetry."--Jacket.

  Door in the mountain :
ISBN: 122299724X OCLC: 938396864

Wesleyan Univ Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2011.

Door in the mountain :
ISBN: 0819567124 OCLC: 55947959

Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Conn. : ©2004.

Presents a collection of the author's established works in addition to new poems, which deal with such topics as death, aging, and the passage of time.

  Dream barker, and other poems /
ISBN: 0404538614 OCLC: 1551372

AMS Press, New York : 1976 c1965.

Growing darkness, growing light /
ISBN: 0887482414 OCLC: 36725626

Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh, PA : 1997.

Contains forty-three poems by the award-winning poet.

Home, deep, blue :
ISBN: 0914086812 OCLC: 17982224

Alice James Books, Cambridge, MA : [1988?]

Little boat
ISBN: 9780819568502 OCLC: 122973543

Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Conn. : ©2007.

A collection of over forty-five poems by American poet Jean Valentine.

Ordinary things /
ISBN: 0374227225 OCLC: 948207

Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York : ©1974.

ISBN: 0887482066 OCLC: 34087034

Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh : 1995.

The cradle of the real life /
ISBN: 0819564052 OCLC: 43095742

Wesleyan University Press ; [Middletown, Conn.] : ©2000.

"The poems ride lightly on the waves of thought, more textures than statements. The cradle of the real life is divided into two sections, the shorter first section dealing with loss and death and the longer second section, entitled 'Her lost book," which weaves memories with various metaphors for writing and deals specifically with the 'problem' of women's writing."--Cover.

The messenger /
ISBN: 0374208719 OCLC: 4665280

Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York : ©1979.

The river at wolf /
ISBN: 0914086952 OCLC: 25409867

A. James Books, Cambridge, Mass. : ©1992.

  The under voice :
ISBN: 1897648448 OCLC: 35134665

Salmon poetry, Galway : 1995.