The Robinson Jeffers Association (RJA) is a not-for-profit organization whose members read, discuss, study and teach the work of one of America’s greatest poets, Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The Association publishes a journal, Jeffers Studies, holds an annual conference and offers a wide range of resources for scholars, critics, teachers, students and general readers. Please join us – all are welcome.

News

2015 RJA Conference CFP Posted

A Call for Papers has been posted for the 21st Annual RJA Conference, which will be held on February 21-23, 2015. The conference, which had been tentatively scheduled for President’s Day Weekend, was moved to the following weekend due to … Read More >>

RJA 2015 Scheduled for President’s Day Weekend

The 21st Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference is tentatively scheduled for February 13-15, 2015 in Carmel, California. A CFP will be posted later this month.… Read More >>

On-line Registration Available for 2014 RJA Conference

RJA Members may register online for the 20th Annual RJA Conference in Carmel, California. The conference will be held at the Carmel Woman’s Center, February 14-16, 2014. A $25 fee will we be added for those who do not register … Read More >>

Science

Man, introverted man, having crossed
In passage and but a little with the nature
    of things this latter century
Has begot giants; but being taken up
Like a maniac with self-love and inward conflicts
    cannot manage his hybrids.
Being used to deal with edgeless dreams,
Now he’s bred knives on nature turns them also inward:
    they have thirsty points though.
His mind forebodes his own destruction;
Actaeon who saw the goddess naked among leaves
    and his hounds tore him.
A little knowledge, a pebble from the shingle,
A drop from the oceans: who would have dreamed
    this infinitely little too much?


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