Poetry. "This is a great American poem. Jordan tells the truth of a life as split open by the world—by life on this earth with other kinds of beings, human and other, with dreams and ghosts, machinery, mythology, between the visible and invisible. The language is thick, allusive, rich, dense. She turns scalding materials into gorgeous art. These poems make me think of Hart Crane, of Blake in his visions of heaven and hell, of Whitman at his most woven, and of Gerard Manley Hopkins by which I mean this poetry reaches me like theirs and reminds me of why it matters so much and urges me on."—Adrienne Rich
Judy Jordan's first book of poetry, Carolina Ghost Woods, won the 1999 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award, the Utah Book of the Year Award, the OAY Award from the Poetry Council of North Carolina, as well as the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award. Her second book of poetry, Sixty Cent Coffee and a Quarter to Dance, was published by LSU press. Jordan currently lives in her own environmentally friendly earthbag-and-cob house, in which she lives with her rescued dogs off-grid, surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. She teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Author City: CARBONDALE, IL USA