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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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 >>

2014 RJA Conference Announced

The 20th Annual RJA Conference will be held in Carmel, CA, during President’s Day Weekend 2014.  The conference will feature a stellar keynote panel featuring Albert Gelpi, Tim Hunt, James Karman, Norris Pope, and Robert Zaller. Click here for more … Read More >>

George Hart Publishes New Jeffers Study

Congratulations to George Hart on the publication of Inventing the Language to Tell It: Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness.  James Karman, editor of The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers writes, “The mind–body problem, faced anew by the … 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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