Jane Mead (1958-2019)

Jane Mead (1958-2019)

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear Jane Mead. Her life was all too brief, and already we feel the loss of her presence among us acutely.

What Jane gave us was an extraordinary gift. Her work expanded our poetic philosophy, as she sought to write within, around, and into the certainty of uncertainty, the mystery of our being and our relationship to the natural world. She demonstrated a careful and abiding love for the land and its creatures in her life and work. Her poetry transformed the landscape of American letters, exemplifying what the very best of our craft could achieve.

A private soul and one known to delight as much in solitude as time spent with dear friends, we see the way Mead’s quiet tenacity influences and shapes our desires for living a life of observation, contemplation, and sincerity.

Jane Mead is the author of seven books of poetry, including her most recent TO THE WREN: COLLECTED & NEW POEMS 1991-2019 (published by AJB in August 2019).

We miss her greatly. We love her dearly. We are utterly changed by her always.

Thank you, Jane.

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