The Poetry of Jean Pedrick

Jean Pedrick’s first publication was a novel, The Fascination (1947); however, she had been writing poems since she was a child. Pedrick published numerous poems in magazines, but by the 1970s, she had yet to find a publisher for her book of poems. The creation of Alice James Books resolved that dilemma.

In June 1974 her first volume of poetry, Wolf Moon, was published. This was the beginning of many volumes of poetry for Pedrick. In total, she published more than a dozen volumes of poetry, including self-published chapbooks.

Despite a lack of commercial success, Pedrick persisted with her writing and garnered success on her own terms. She also helped many local writers with their own craft through the Skimmilk Farm workshop, which she held at her Brentwood, NH summer home.

Below are some examples of her work and poetic voice. These poems come from the books Wolf Moon, Pride & Splendor, and Catgut.

Poems by Jean Pedrick

A complete list of Pedrick's works.