Josephine Jacobsen

Josephine Jacobsen

About Josephine Jacobsen

Josephine Jacobsen was a great american poet and writer. She was appointed the twenty-first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1971. In 1997, she received the Poetry Society of America’s highest award, the Robert Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry. Jacobsen’s first poetry collection, Let Each Man Remember, was published in 1940. However, she did not gain widespread recognition until her 60's. For Jacobsen, it was the writing itself, not prizes or possible honors, that mattered the most. She also said that the “greatest thing” she can feel about one of her poems is that it has helped another human being in a really bad time.
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She said that she thought: I'm a professional poet at the age of 11

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