Jean Valentine


Jean Valentine has been contributing poems to our literature for half a century. Her first book, Dream Barker and Other Poems, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize in 1965. Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003 won the National Book Award in 2004, and her most recent book, Break the Glass, was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. Ms. Valentine has received grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has been awarded the Shelley Memorial Award by the Poetry Society of America and the Wallace Stevens Award by the American Academy of Poets. She was the State Poet of New York from 2008-2010.

Participant In:

Elizabeth Bishop: A Conversation about Her Poetry

Saturday, March 16th
2:00 - 3:30PM

Past Event

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) is one of the great masters of American poetry of the 20th Century. Her remarkable gifts have been described in a variety of ways, but one gift repeatedly recognized by readers is her skill at recounting the results of her capacity for observation. As Randall Jarrell remarked in response to her very… read more »