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[Valentine’s] minimalist, elided style is like the quiet concentration of a bank robber trying to crack a safe.” Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Jean Valentine: Jean Valentine was the State Poet of New York for two years, starting in 2008. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, which won the National Book Award for Poetry. She has earned many of the country's highest honors for her work, including the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and The Poetry Society of America's Shelley Memorial Prize. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Columbia University. She lives in New York City.