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Poet Jean Valentine Reading

Jean Valentine, Poetry Reading
Wednesday, September 29th, 4:00 pm
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series
Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965; her tenth and most recent book of poetry, Little Boat, was published in 2007. In 2004, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965 - 2003, was the winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. A chapbook, Lucy, was published by Sarabande Books in 2009. A new collection, Break the Glass, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Books. She was awarded the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets; she has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from the NEA, The Bunting Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation, The New York Council for the Arts, and The New York Foundation for the Arts. For more information visit For more information contact


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