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.


Call for Papers: RJA 22nd Annual Conference

The RJA is proud to announce that the 22nd Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference is scheduled for February 19-21, 2016 in Carmel, California. Please access the Call for PapersRead More >>

Program for RJA 2015 Conference

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RJA 2015 Conference Update

The 21st annual conference is one week away. The Friday evening reception features a piano recital on Una’s newly renovated Steinway. Click here for the complete program.… Read More >>


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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