Summary and Info
This is the first biography of this important American poet based on interviews with his son. How does a poet find the time and space to create his work in the middle of a busy family life? Garth Jeffers, the son of Robinson Jeffers, answers that question through his personal recollections of growing up in the Jeffers home. He brings up a fascinating glimpse into their daily lives. His father's isolation in Hawk Tower while writing, his mother Una's trips to town where she gathered the real-life community news which inspired some of Robinson's poems, their home schooling, conversations in the family, and their exotic trips to Taos, New Mexico and Ireland. Garth tells us that his famous father never discussed or read his poems to his sons. This book gives insight into Robinson Jeffers, the man and the father, in addition to his life as a poet.