Jean Valentine This-World Company

ISBN-10: 0472051830
ISBN-13: 9780472051830
Edition: 2012
List price: $29.95
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Description: Over the course of more than four decades, contemporary American poet Jean Valentine has written eleven books of stunning, spirit-inflected poetry. This collection of essays, assembled over several years by Kazim Ali and John Hoppenthaler, brings  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 7/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Over the course of more than four decades, contemporary American poet Jean Valentine has written eleven books of stunning, spirit-inflected poetry. This collection of essays, assembled over several years by Kazim Ali and John Hoppenthaler, brings together twenty-six pieces on all stages of Valentine's career by a range of poets, scholars, and admirers.Valentine's poetry has long been valued for its dreamlike qualities, its touches of the personal and the political, and its mesmerizing phrasing. Valentine is a National Book Award winner and was named the State Poet of New York in 2008. She has taught a number of popular workshops and has been awarded a Bunting Institute Fellowship, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and the Shelley Memorial Prize.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Little Light on the Road: An Informal Primer on Reading Jean Valentine, in Six Brief Sections
Dream Barker: Preoedipal Fusion and Radiant Boundaries in Jean Valentine
Pilgrims
Orpheus and Eurydice and Gestures of Turning: Palimpsest in the Poetry of Jean Valentine
On Jean Valentine's The Messenger
"Through Such Hard Wind and Light": Jean Valentine's Elegy for Elizabeth Bishop
Jean Valentine's Spontaneous Mythologies
Lost and Found: Jean Valentine's Poems of Childhood and Motherhood
Lit from Inside: Jean Valentine's River at Wolf
Ghost Sonnets
Incarnational
Remnants and Recognition
Be Still and Know: Silence in the Poetry of Jean Valentine
"This Close to God this Close to You": Incarnation in Jean Valentine
Globe on Fire: Jean Valentine as a Political Poet
Everyone Was Drunk: Reading Jean Valentine through a Shot Glass Lens
The Gift of the Double Swerve (Jean Valentine's Endings)
For Jean Valentine, Out of Thirty-five Years
"The History of the World Without Words": Mysticism and Social Conscience in the Poetry of Jean Valentine
"Awake too you are everyone": Gestures of Empathy in Jean Valentine's New Poems
Where Do You Look for Me: The Afterlife in the Poems of Jean Valentine
Artifact as Metaphor: Reading Nearness in Jean Valentine's Little Boat
Secret Book Written in the Dirt: Jean Valentine's Lucy: A Poem
On Saying No: Valentine and Dickinson Break the Glass
The Umwelt of the Question: Notes on Territory and Desire
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