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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

by Robinson Jeffers

Permanent things, or things forever renewed, like the grass and human passions, are the material for poetry...


Robinson Jeffers, 1948 (Photo by Nat Farbman/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Works Cited

Robinson Jeffers, “Carmel Point” and the excerpt from “De Rerum Virtute,” from The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers. Copyright 1935 and © 1963 by Donnan Jeffers and Garth Jeffers. Used by permission of Random House, Inc.

Jeffers, Robinson, James Karman, and Una Jeffers. The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers: With Selected Letters of Una Jeffers. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.

Jeffers, Robinson. The Double Axe and Other Poems. New York: Random House, 1948.

—–. The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers. Edited by Tim Hunt. 5 vols. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1988-2001.

—–. The Wild God of the World: An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers. Edited by Albert Gelpi. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003. Jeffers, Una. “How Carmel Won Hearts of the Jeffers Family.” The Carmel Pine Cone (April 19, 1940): 9.

Acknowledgments

Writer: James Karman, Emeritus Professor of English and Religious Studies, California State University, Chico

Editor: Erika Koss for the National Endowment for the Arts

Graphic Design for PDF files: Fletcher Design/Washington, DC

Special thanks to Steve Young of the Poetry Foundation, and to Alex Vardamis, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, and Joan Hendrickson of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation.

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