Edith Jenkins is, as Tillie Olsen hails, "a poet distinguished by luminous intellect, wit; passionately controlled depth and range of experience" and as Carl Rakoski echoes "a serious author with depth, of obvious stature." Her work encompasses the personal, the political, and the philosophic and includes the crisp, marvelous memoir Against a Field Sinister (City Lights, 1991). Her latest book, Selected Poems (Black Star Series, 2001), draws from over five decades of an activist life.
May 3, 2002
Read a poem by Jenkins.