Lucy, Jean Valentine
Quarternote Chapbook Series #8
A poem that pays homage to the three-million-year-old skeleton of the earliest known hominid. With a deep sense of gratitude and profound longing, Valentine celebrates female creative power by introducing us to Lucy, our oldest human ancestor.
Author of over a dozen poetry collections, Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book in 1965, and subsequent collections have won the The PSA's Shelley Memorial Prize in 2000 and the National Book Award in 2004. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, NYU, Columbia, and the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan