The author of many collections of poetry, Jean Valentine has received such honors as the National Book Award, being selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets and the Wallace Stevens Award... More >
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The branches looked first like tepees,
but there was no emptiness.
Like piles of leaves waiting for fire:
at the foot of the wisewoman trees,
at the foot of the broken General,
next to the tree of the veteran
girl who died this summer slow red