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Light me down : the new & collected poems of Jean Valentine  Cover Image Book Book

Light me down : the new & collected poems of Jean Valentine

Valentine, Jean (author.). Macari, Anne Marie, (writer of foreword.).

Summary: "In these last prayerful poems by Jean Valentine, the poet visits loss, death, and transitional states. Full of longing, connections, and intergenerational knowledge, Valentine continues the mystical journey that has carried her through a lifetime devoted to poetry. Spirits connect. Guides are everywhere as she is "leaving all worlds behind." Love doesn't disappear but is steadfast and without boundaries. A poet of deep tenderness for everything living, from a dying cricket to her living and lost friends, Valentine is full of gratitude for this world, writing: "This is happiness. Old life,/ I'm glad, all my rubbed life/ I was found,/ I was written on a wall in air." The reader too is full of gratitude for these moving last missives from a great poet"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 194994459X
  • ISBN: 9781949944594
  • ISBN: 1949944603
  • ISBN: 9781949944600
  • Physical Description: 451 pages ; 24 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New Gloucester, Maine : Alice James Books, 2024.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Genre: Poésie.
Poetry.
Poetry.
poetry.

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