Valentine, Jeanette

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Jean Valentine was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 27, 1934, to John and Jean Purcell Valentine. Later, the family moved to Massachusetts, where Valentine attended Milton Academy Girls School. In 1952 Valentine entered Radcliffe College, and majored in English. In December 1955, a Harvard University student publication, The Harvard Advocate, published her "Poem," which received a favorable review in The Harvard Crimson. Valentine graduated cum laude in 1956. Valentine married James Chase in 1957 and was later divorced; they had two daughters, Sarah (b.1958) and Rebecca (b.1960). A second marriage in 1991 to artist Barrie Cook, also ended in divorce. In 1964, a collection of her poems won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, chosen over 300 other entries; it was published in 1965 as Dream Barker and Other Poems. Valentine has taught poetry at many colleges and universities and has also won numerous awards and fellowships, including the Rockefeller Fellowship, the Bunting Institute Fellowship, the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and the National Book Award for Poetry (2004).

From the description of Papers, 1952-2004 (inclusive), 1970-2004 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 123380099

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creatorOf Valentine, Jean. Office files, of The American Poetry Review, 1978-1998. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). Poems, 1896-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Valentine, Jean. Correspondence, 1974-1979. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
creatorOf Papers, 1952-2004 (inclusive), 1970-2004 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Fanny Howe Papers Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1980-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sarabande Books. Records, 1992-2002. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Andrews, Tom, 1961-2001. person
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associatedWith Burkard, Michael, 1947- person
associatedWith Carruth, Hayden, 1921-2008. person
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associatedWith Greenstreet, Max. person
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associatedWith Hardwick, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Heaney, Seamus, 1939- person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny. person
associatedWith Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. person
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Active 1934

Active 1991



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