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NOVEMBER 2015

You can sit in the kitchen in Jean's apartment while she and Brian Teare talk about the new book (and hear Jean read a few poems from it). "Into Openness," an interview in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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AUGUST 2015

Jean's much-anticipated 13th book of poetry, Shirt in Heaven, is finally out from Copper Canyon Press. It is greeted with pleasure by Ann van Buren in a review in The Rumpus.


photo by Janeen Armstrong

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JULY 2015

There's an article called "Lyric Impulse in a Time of Extinction" by Anne Marie Macari in the new issue of APR. Curious to see what it says about Jean's work, the poetry of Elizabeth Alexander and Mark Doty, plus some other things that Ms. Macari has had on her mind lately? You can read it here.

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MAY 2015

Albion Books, creators of beautiful handmade chapbooks, has just brought out a new volume by Jean. Friend is a limited edition of 150 copies so don't delay -- you can buy it here. And have a look at all the Albion titles while you're visiting the site!

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APRIL 2015

Sparks from the Anvil: the Smith College Poetry Interviews has just come out from Bauhan Publishing, bringing together 16 of Christian McEwen's conversations with poets. Her lovely interview with Jean appears in the new issue of Teachers & Writers magazine, and you can read it here.

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SOMETIME IN 2014

Did you happen to catch this conversation between Jean and Kaveh Akbar? Some of us missed the interview when it first appeared and then were really happy to come across it a little bit after the fact.

While you're there, check out all the interviews at Divedapper.

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NOVEMBER 2012

Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, A Reading by Ilya Kaminsky and Jean Valentine, is new from Alice James Books. Find out about it and purchase it from the press here, or buy it here.

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AUGUST 2012

Jean's new chapbook, [the Ship], is out from Red Glass Books. Buy it directly from Red Glass (while supply lasts) < nope, all sold!

Cover illustration ©2003 Janet Kaplan, Quilt Series #18.

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JULY 2012

A collection of essays exploring Jean's work and career has just come out. Jean Valentine: This-world Company, edited by Kazim Ali and John Hoppenthaler, is published by University of Michigan Press. Find out more & buy it directly from the publisher here, or get it from amazon (and first have a peek inside at Kazim Ali's introduction and a full list of the contributors and titles) here.

The photo of Jean on the cover of This-world Company is a section of the picture that appears at the top of this page, taken by Tyler Flynn Dorholt. To see more of Tyler's photos, go here.

 

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