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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

by Robinson Jeffers

Permanent things, or things forever renewed, like the grass and human passions, are the material for poetry...


Robinson Jeffers, 1948 (Photo by Nat Farbman/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Works Cited

Gioia, Dana. Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1991.

Gioia, Dana, Chryss Yost, and Jack Hicks, eds. California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2004.

Gioia, Dana, David Mason, Meg Schoerke, eds. Twentieth-Century American Poetics: Poets on the Art of Poetry. New York: McGraw Hill, 2004.

Jeffers, Robinson. The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers. Edited by Tim Hunt. 5 vols. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1988-2001.

—. The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers with Selected Letters of Una Jeffers. Edited by James Karman (forthcoming, Stanford University Press).

—. The Wild God of the World: An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers. Edited by Albert Gelpi. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003.

Robinson Jeffers, "Carmel Point" and excerpts from "Tor House," "For Una," "De Rerum Virtute" and "The Beauty of Things," from The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers. Copyright 1935 and © 1963 by Donnan Jeffers and Garth Jeffers. Used by permission of Random House, Inc.

Acknowledgments

Writers: Dana Gioia and Erika Koss for the National Endowment for the Arts. "Tor House and Hawk Tower" by Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts; "Jeffers and California" by James Karman.

Series Editor: Erika Koss for the National Endowment for the Arts

Image Editor: Dan Brady for the National Endowment for the Arts

Special thanks to Alex Vardamis and Joan Hendrickson of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation.

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