In the Crevice of Time by Josephine Jacobsen

Issue #68
Winter 1995-96

Marilyn Hacker recommends
In the Crevice of Time, poems by Josephine Jacobsen (Johns Hopkins): “The collected and new work of a poet who is truly one of our ‘unacknowledged legislators.’ Josephine Jacobsen’s keen intelligence and moral acuity are perfectly matched to the precision, elegance, and wit of her words: and that fit never ceases to surprise and amaze. She’s a compassionate and unsparing participant in the human predicament she observes. Her poems are extraordinary instances which reverberate in the imagination while eliciting new awareness in the conscience. And the new poems are among her best.”