by Jean Valentine • from Shirt in Heaven • Copper Canyon Press
Jean Valentine's poetry collection Door in the Mountain won the National Book Award in 2004.
Shirt in Heaven
"As elliptical and demanding as Emily Dickinson, Valentine consistently rewards the reader."
"... The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out is Solie's best book. That Michael Hofmann includes her along with Frederick Seidel and Lawrence Joseph as an exemplar of a modern poet is telling: her voice is trenchant, variable, and up-to-the-minute. While some of Hofmann's assertions are hyperbolic, Solie is already one of Canada's most internationally acclaimed poets, needing only five books to ascend to the head of her class."
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