This chapter examines the poetry of Jeffers. It discusses how he attempted to work out the implications of a Darwinian world from a theistic perspective, just as in his narratives he sought to find a place for man in it. It also details how Jeffers took the conspectus of a post-Darwinian cosmos both as the epistemological starting point of his verse and as its principal challenge. Several poems are analyzed including “Fire on the Hills,” “Hurt Hawks,” “Orca,” and “Birds and Fishes”.
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