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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Deadline for Submissions Approaching

The deadline for paper submissions for the 21st Annual RJA Conference is December 15, 2014. Please e-mail your submission to Dale Stieber at robinsonjeffersassociation@gmail.com. The original CFP misprinted the dates of the conference. Please note that the conference will be … Read More >>

2015 RJA Conference CFP Posted

A Call for Papers has been posted for the 21st Annual RJA Conference, which will be held Friday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23, 2015. The conference, which had been tentatively scheduled for President’s Day Weekend, was moved to the … 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 >>

Joy

Though joy is better than sorrow joy is not great;
Peace is great, strength is great.
Not for joy the stars burn, not for joy the vulture
Spreads her gray sails in the air
Over the mountain; not for joy the worn mountain
Stands, while years like water
Trench his long sides. “I am neither mountain nor bird
Nor star; and I seek joy.”
The weakness of your breed: yet at length quietness
Will cover those wistful eyes.


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