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.
Benefits of Membership
Members receive an annual subscription to Jeffers Studies, which appears bi-annually.
Members pay lower rates than non-members to attend RJA annual conferences.
RJA Discussion List
A forum for conversations on the life and works of Robinson Jeffers and for conducting RJA business is available through the Robinson Jeffers e-mail discussion list, which is provided courtesy of Idaho State University. To join the list or view archives, go to http://mm.isu.edu/mailman/listinfo/rjeffers.
Grants and Funding Opportunities
The RJA provides small grants for research and scholarly projects related to the life and work of Robinson Jeffers as funding allows. In addition, a limited number of grants for travel to the RJA conference are available to graduate students and junior faculty. If interested in applying, please contact RJA President David J. Rothman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All members receive regular notices about RJA events, along with information about upcoming elections of officers, ballots, our annual fund and other news.
Getting to Know Our Members
RJA is a collegial organization and we value your involvement. As the organization grows, our goal is to serve our members as well as possible. In order to do that, we always seek to know who our members are. As a result, when you join, you will also receive an email from us welcoming you to RJA and asking for additional information such as:
- Do you teach? If so, at what level and where? Do you teach Jeffers?
- If you are a writer, tell us about your work. Have you ever published on Jeffers? If so, please include the bibliographical references so we can add them to our searchable bibliography.
- Are you a student? If so, where? Were you introduced to Jeffers through your school?
- If you are not a teacher or student, what is your occupation?
We hope you join us and we look forward to meeting you and corresponding.