Jane Kenyon is considered one of America's best contemporary poets. Her previous collection, Otherwise: New & Selected Poems, published just after her death in 1995, has been a favorite among readers, with over 80,000 copies in print, and is a contemporary classic.
Kenyon's Collected Poems assembles all of her published poetry in one book. Included here are the complete poems found in her four previous volumes—From Room to Room, The Boat of Quiet Hours, Let Evening Come, and Constance—as well as the poems that appear in her posthumous volumes Otherwise and A Hundred White Daffodils, four poems never before published in book form, and her translations in Twenty Poems of Anna Akhmatova.
Praise for Jane Kenyon:
"Her words, with their quiet, rapt force, their pensiveness and wit, come to use from natural speech, from the Bible and hymns, from which she derived the singular psalmlike music that is hers alone."—Carol Muske, The New York Times Book Review
"In a just world, Otherwise—beautifully designed by Graywolf—would become a bestseller."—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post