- Category : 1912-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Separation 2
American poet who was honoured, widely read, and imitated during her lifetime. She was a contemporary of Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, and Randall Jarrell.
She lived, moved, taught and wrote as an equal among them as one of the best-remembered poets of her generation. Almost as soon as she died, her life and work disappeared from critical and academic view.
A minor resurgence of interest in Garrigue's work occurred in the decade between 1982 and 1992. In 1982, the journal Twentieth Century Literature devoted the better part of an issue to a symposium on her work, featuring commentary by both poets and scholars. In 1991, Lee Upton's monograph appeared. In 1992, a Selected Poems (Univ. of Illinois Press) volume brought her work back into print.
Jean Garrigue died on 27 December 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, aged 60.