Jean Valentine reads "Trust Me" and "Once I Was Girls and Boys." She was born in Chicago, earned her B.A. from Radcliffe College, and has lived most of her life in New York City. She won the Yale Younger PoetsAward for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her most recent collection, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965-2003, is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry.