Poet Josephine Jacobsen to Speak at Hopkins
Jacobsen, 86, had her first poem published at age 11. She has since published several collections of fiction and poetry, including The Chinese Insomniacs and The Sisters. Her latest collection of poetry, In the Crevice of Time: New and Collected Poems, to be published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is composed of 176 new and previously published poems.
From 1971 to 1973, she served two terms as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, the position now titled National Poet Laureate.
"She's especially remarkable to me because she's accomplished in both poetry and fiction," said Joyce Brown, a lecturer in Writing Seminars and friend of Jacobsen's. "The processes are very different."
Jacobsen is internationally reknowned and has received numerous awards for her work. She won the Lenore-Marshall Award for the best book of poetry for The Sisters; On the Island: Short Stories was nominated for the PEN-Faulkner Award. The New York Times has noted Jacobsen's poetry for its "preference for depth and precision."
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