Jean Valentine

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Birthday
27, 1934
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

New York State Poet Laureate who won the National Book Award for her Door in the Mountain poetry collection. Her other works include The Cradle of Real Life; Home Deep Blue: New and Selected Poems; and The Under Voice.

Before Fame

She graduated from Radcliffe College and later taught at Columbia University and New York University.

Trivia

Her poetry deals with both the political and the personal and often delves into spiritual and dream-like narratives.

Family Life

She was married to historian James Chace from 1957–1968; they had two daughters.

Associated With

James Schuyer was another notable New York poet.