Josephine Jacobsen's distinguished career as poet and writer spans more than six decades, from the publication of her first poem at age eleven to her 1994 American Academy of the Arts Citation, which celebrated her as a recipient of "almost every major poetry award." From 1971 to 1973 she served two terms as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of ...
Josephine Jacobsen's distinguished career as poet and writer spans more than six decades, from the publication of her first poem at age eleven to her 1994 American Academy of the Arts Citation, which celebrated her as a recipient of "almost every major poetry award." From 1971 to 1973 she served two terms as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a post recently retitled National Poet Laureate. Now in paperback, "In the Crevice of Time" brings together 176 new and previously published poems by one of the most accomplished and most widely acclaimed poets of our time. "Praise for Josephine Jacobsen and her work: " "Josephine Jacobsen's poetry... demonstrates not only scrupulous verbal craft but a kind of auditory seriousness, a preference for depth and precision over mere charm or beauty." -- "New York Times" "Josephine Jacobsen's mind is exquisite and urbane, which is not to say that it has confined itself to salon conversation or academic discourse... Formal and fastidious, Jacobsen meditates on death -- oh, not because she herself is aging, nothing even faintly vulgar like that -- because of her apprehension of our fleshly frailty."" -- Washington Post" "Wry, meticulous, compassionate, she casts her diaphanous net over the widest range of subjects, from the dailiness of breakfast with the morning paper ('I spill coffee on a head of state') to the distant apocalypse when the cockroach ('he will be blind/not sterile') inherits the earth."" -- San Francisco Review of Books" "Healthful and pure, protein and green salad for the mind."" -- Parnassus: Poetry in Review" "Josephine Jacobsen writes masterfully, consistently, and better every year. She has a superbnarrative gift and she sketches the people of her world with originality, inventiveness, and rare intelligence."" -- Nation" "Josephine Jacobsen's quietly articulated observations have the dark resonance of great art. Her spare diction combines the passionate commitment of Louise Bogan with the precision and compactness of Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore. Her best work, done in her seventies and eighties, has won her almost every major poetry award." -- "American Academy of Arts Citation, 1994"
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As New. 5.75" x 8.75" Tall 0801863392 258 pages. Forty years of poetry. Winner of the Poetry Society of America's Frost Medal, the Poets' Prize and the William Carlos Award of the Poetry Society of America.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-04-24 One turns to Jacobsen's poems not for flashy, egotistical juggling, but as to an old friend, for her dependable, philosophical voice, rich in technique and free from clich?. She imagines eliminating the ``monosyllable love'' from our language in the hope that someone ``will enunciate a syllable/ of force'' to replace it. ``What small/ metaphors we set/ ourselves,'' she laments elsewhere, and in poem after poem proves this need not be the case. Her gaze is often directed outward, sighting the estranged or deformed: clowns with highly individualized sorrows, deaf-mutes watching baseball. Whatever handicaps these subjects bear don't generate pity; if anyone seems deficient it will be the reader. Because her poems don't fall into easily recognizable categories- political, confessional, nature, or even formalist poetry (though she writes well in her share of forms)-Jacobsen is seldom anthologized. Yet her work has withstood the test of time better than many of her more-often-read contemporaries from the 1940s and 1950s. Her latest poems are modern and forceful. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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