blackbirdonline journalSpring 2009  Vol. 8  No. 1


A Reading by Jean Valentine

Poet Jean Valentine read at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, on February 14, 2008, as a part of Virginia Commonwealth University's Visiting Writers Series. This series, sponsored by the VCU Department of English and its Graduate Writers’ Association, brings writers to the university for readings, discussion sessions, and workshops. After an introduction by David Wojahn, Valentine read selections from her two latest books, Little Boat and the National Book Award–winning Door in the Mountain. She concluded by reading work that appeared in The New Yorker as well as previously unpublished poems.  end

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