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Author: Jean Day

Jean Day is a poet, academic editor, and union activist whose involvement in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene spans more than four decades. Starting out as a book-wrapper/clerk for Small Press Distribution and later its director, she has since worked in various roles in nonprofit publishing. She is the author of ten collections of poetry, including LATE HUMAN, THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE, and DAYDREAM. She lives in Berkeley.

A Young Recruit
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A Young Recruit

Roof Books

Poetry. "These poems are quiet and intellectually demanding at the same time they are tough and filled with passion. That's the best thing I can say for any poems, to be able to walk that balance."—Susan Howe

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Daydream
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Daydream

Litmus Press

Poetry. Finalist for the NCIBA's Northern California Book Award in Poetry, 2017. Jean Day's DAYDREAM is a poetic interrogation, from the vantage point of a sonically minimalist and language-oriented form, of one's position in a world of simultaneous...

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Late Human
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Late Human

Ugly Duckling Presse

Poetry. LATE HUMAN is a collection of tragi-comic poems on lateness, belatedness, Weltschmerz, and borrowing (with a nod to Ernest Mandel's 1975 tome on the twilight of capitalism). The human of the title is multiple, personal, and drenched in the t...

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THE LITERAL WORLD [ATELOS 1]
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The Night Before the Day on Which
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The Night Before the Day on Which

Roof Books

A new collection from multi-award-winner poet Jean Day. THE NIGHT BEFORE ... begins with the women's marches of 2016, follows with an east-to-west road trip across the US, and finally arrives at a meditation on mourning. If this sounds like an iti...

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The Triumph of Life
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The Triumph of Life

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Poetry. Three sets of short poems from life, at times pointedly personal and at others omniscient, partisan, comic, and furious. Taking its title from Shelley's unfinished poem "The Triumph of Life," the book refers periodically to the great process...

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