Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jean Valentine  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1934 Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

* Born in Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

*'''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

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Break the glass
ISBN: 1306438594. OCLC Number: 870893743

Copper Canyon Press,. .

Break the glass /
ISBN: 155659321X. OCLC Number: 589017727

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"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 Number: 938396864

Wesleyan Univ Press,. .

Door in the mountain :
ISBN: 0819567124. OCLC Number: 55947959

Wesleyan University Press,. .

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 Number: 1551372

AMS Press,. .

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

Carnegie Mellon University Press,. .

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

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

Alice James Books,. .

Little boat
ISBN: 9780819568502. OCLC Number: 122973543

Wesleyan University Press,. .

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

Ordinary things /
ISBN: 0374227225. OCLC Number: 948207

Farrar, Straus, Giroux,. .

ISBN: 0887482066. OCLC Number: 34087034

Carnegie Mellon University Press,. .

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

Wesleyan University Press ;. .

"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 Number: 4665280

Farrar, Straus, Giroux,. .

The river at wolf /
ISBN: 0914086952. OCLC Number: 25409867

A. James Books,. .

The under voice :
ISBN: 1897648448. OCLC Number: 35134665

Salmon poetry,. .