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Kenyon, Jane

Works: 95 works in 193 publications in 1 language and 11,278 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Musical settings  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Scores  Song cycles  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor, Editor, Honoree, Signer, Speaker, Performer
Classifications: PS3561.E554, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jane Kenyon
Otherwise : new and selected poems by Jane Kenyon( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Got out of bed on two strong legs ... might have been otherwise ... took the dog uphill to the birch wood ... did the work I love ... might have been otherwise ... we ate dinner together at a table with silver candlesticks ... might have been otherwise ... slept in a bed ... planned another day just like this day ... one day, I know, it will be otherwise."
Collected poems by Jane Kenyon( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 and is already a contemporary classic." "Now at the ten-year anniversary of her death, 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. Book jacket."--Jacket
A hundred white daffodils : essays, the Akhmatova translations, newspaper columns, notes, interviews, and one poem by Jane Kenyon( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this enlightening and typically endearing collection of prose and poetry, the late author of five highly regarded books of verse reflects on her writing life, growing spirituality, passionate hobbies, and ultimately fatal struggle with leukemia. Kenyon is one of the most beloved poets on the contemporary American scene; this book shows us why and how this came to be
Let evening come : poems by Jane Kenyon( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Jane Kenyon (1947-95) is one of poetry's rarest and most heart-breaking gifts. After fighting depression for most of her life, Jane Kenyon died from leukaemia at the age of 47. Her quietly musical poems are moving, compassionate meditations intently probing the life of the heart and spirit. Observing and absorbing small miracles in everyday life, these apparently simple poems grapple with fundamental questions of human existence. They are psalms of love and death, God and nature, joy and despair "Let the light of late afternoon //shine through chinks in the barn, moving //up the bales as the sun moves down. // Let the cricket take up chafing // as a woman takes up her needles // and her yarn. Let evening come. // Let dew collect on the hoe abandoned // in long grass. Let the stars appear // and the moon disclose her silver horn. // Let the fox go back to its sandy den. // Let the wind die down. Let the shed // go black inside. Let evening come. // To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop in the oats, to air in the lung let evening come. Let it come, as it will, and don't // be afraid. God does not leave us // comfortless, so let evening come
From room to room by Jane Kenyon( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in Jane Kenyon's first book are full of respect for a life deeply felt. Her vision apprehends the mystery beneath everyday circumstances and objects, from the thimble to the edges of the map. The final section is translations of six poems by Anna Akhmatova
Constance by Jane Kenyon( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boat of quiet hours by Jane Kenyon( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 collected songs by Ned Rorem( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Jane by Hayden Carruth( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayden Carruth's letters to Jane Kenyon between April, 1994 and April, 1995, the year she was dying
Twenty poems by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly it enters : a cycle of songs from poems of Jane Kenyon : for voice and piano by William Bolcom( )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bright unequivocal eye" : poems, papers, and remembrances from the First Jane Kenyon Conference by Jane Kenyon Conference( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let evening come : for soprano, viola, and piano by William Bolcom( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life together by Geoff Moore( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Husband and wife poets, Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon, visit with Bill Moyers about their careers, their poetry and their life together
Let evening come ; Briefly it enters ; Cabaret songs, volumes 3 and 4 by William Bolcom( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late afternoon : six songs for mezzo soprano by Ricky Ian Gordon( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song cycles with double bass and piano by Allan Blank( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon : keeping you safe beside me( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about 20th century American poets Donald Hall and his late wife Jane Kenyon. Features still photographs, video clips, interviews, and segments filmed at Eagle Pond Farm in New Hampshire, where they lived and wrote. Hall talks about their relationship, Kenyon's struggles with depression and cancer, and his loneliness following her death. He also discusses how sense of place influenced their writing and reads from their poetry
Let evening come : wind ensemble by Donald Grantham( )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diva wisdom : find your voice, rock your world and pass it on! by Jane Kenyon( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a call from the heart to implore women everywhere to recognise what they need to do to step up and shine, in order to be the real role models our young girls need right now. The girl teen crisis we find ourselves in is well documented with self harming, eating disorders, STDs, rape and depression on the increase, add to this low confidence and aspirations, little emotional resilience and body hatred at an all time high and you start to get a feel for the challenging landscape. We all play a part in disempowering the next generation and it is time we stepped up. They may not be listening to what we say, but you better believe they are watching what we do. Through sharing her own courageous story and life lessons; to commenting on the state of feminism and misogyny; female entrepreneurship and the lack of parity at the top, Jane pulls no punches and her material is clear and well researched. Her conversational style and critique on the female agenda today is a breath of fresh air
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Otherwise : new and selected poems
Alternative Names
Jane Kenyon Amerikaans dichteres (1947-1995)

جین کنیون مترجم و شاعر آمریکایی

English (132)

Collected poemsA hundred white daffodils : essays, the Akhmatova translations, newspaper columns, notes, interviews, and one poemLet evening come : poemsFrom room to roomConstanceThe boat of quiet hours50 collected songsLetters to Jane