Jane Flanders (1940-2001)

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Jane Flanders (1940-2001) wrote three books of poetry and three posthumous books of poetry. She won the Discovery/The Nation Award, the Juniper Prize, and the Pushcart Prize three times, as well as many other awards. Her work was published in The Atlantic, Chelsea, Commonweal, The Massachusetts Review, The Nation, New England Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Poetry. She taught English for two years at the Punahou School in Hawaii, then moved to Washington, D.C. and Pelham, New York. She taught at Clark University, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Pittsburgh, and other institutions. Her poetry is said to be wise and sometimes humorous, literature that looks at the mundane details of life for pieces of the eternal. She had deep roots in Pennsylvania, which is apparent in her work. She died of cancer in 2001. A few of her books are Leaving and Coming Back (1980), Timepiece (1988), and Dandelion Greens (2009). *info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Flanders Beltway Poetry Quarterly, 6 poems, Volume 5:2, Spring 2004: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/flanders.html

Written by Monica Root December 2013

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