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Jean Day grew up in Rhode Island and moved to San Francisco in the mid-1970s. She is the recipient of grants from the California Arts Council and the Fund for Poetry, and her works have been translated into Finnish, Swedish, Russian, French, and Spanish. The author of four previous books of poetry--Linear C, Flat Birds, A Young Recruit, The I and the You--she has also translated, with Elena Balashova, works by the Russian poet Nadezhda Kondakova, published in Third Wave: The New Russian Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 1992). She lives in Berkeley, California where she works as Associate Editor for the journal Representations.

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Jean Day
The Literal World
ISBN 1-891190-01-6
102 pages