Monday, January 10, 2022

Jan. 10: Robinson Jeffers, American poet


Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) California-based American poet (one of my personal favorites) and self-proclaimed "inhumanist," whose thoughts and poetry reflected the idea that we humans put ourselves too much at the center of things. Much of his work centers on narrative, even epic, poems, but the very short vignettes are priceless, too. Roan Stallion, Tamar, and Give Your Heart to the Hawks are good examples of the former; "Natural Music," "Hurt Hawks," "The Purse-Seine," "Shine, Perishing Republic" of the latter.


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