In the Crevice of Time: New and Collected Poems

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JHU Press, May 8, 2000 - Fiction - 296 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Lines to a Poet
3
For Wilfred Owen
9
Laurentides
15
Death and the Turtle
21
Cul de Sac
29
Fire Will Not Change
36
Ballad of Henry Bridegroom
39
Ballad of the Four Saints
45
Bush
117
The ShadeSeller
143
The Clock
149
Notes toward Time
151
The Fittest
157
Spread of Mrs Mobeys Lawn
163
The Things
170
Carney Elegy
176

Allhallows Party
52
Guide for Survivors
58
The Wind in the Sunporch
64
Variations on a Theme
70
Tree Angel
76
Pitch Lake
82
Reindeer and Engine
105
There Is Good News
111
Short Views in Africa
182
Next Summer
209
Leaf with Berry
215
Winters Tale
221
You Can Take It with You
230
The BlueEyed Exterminator
234
The Fish Tank Room
247
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Josephine Jacobsen has published seven books of poetry, two of criticism, and three collections of short fiction. Her many awards include a 1994 Academy of the Arts citation; a 1995 nomination as a National Book Award finalist; the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets for service to poetry; and the selection of On the Island: Short Stories as one of the five nominees for the PEN-Faulkner fiction award. Other honors include a recent award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and eight inclusions of her stories in the O. Henry Prize Stories.

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