Please join us at the Beinecke Library for a reading by 2017 Bollingen Prize winner Jean Valentine.
The Bollingen Prize judges said of her work: “Jean Valentine is fearless when moving into charged territory and in her work we find mystery and surprise in abundance. Without compromising substance or sacrificing a reckoning with painful reality, inequity, and loss, there is solace and spirituality, and she radiates responsibility as a voice of clarity and compassion.”
Jean Valentine is the author of numerous books and the recipient of many prizes, including the Yale Younger Poets Prize, the National Book Award, the Shelley Memorial Prize, the Wallace Stevens Award as well as fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the Guggenheim Foundation.
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