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.

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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 >>

Divinely Superfluous Beauty

The storm-dances of gulls, the barking game
    of seals,
Over and under the ocean …
Divinely superfluous beauty
Rules the games, presides over destinies,
    makes trees grow
And hills tower, waves fall.
The incredible beauty of joy
Stars with fire the joining of lips, O let our
    loves too
Be joined, there is not a maiden
Burns and thirsts for love
More than my blood for you, by the shore of seals
    while the wings
Weave like a web in the air
Divinely superfluous beauty.


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