Josephine Jacobsen (August 19, 1908 – July 9, 2003) served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1971 to 1973. Other honors include the Robert Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry from the Poetry Society of America, and induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She published ten books of poems, including In the Crevice of Time (1995), The Chinese Insomniacs (1981), The Shade-Seller (1974), and Let Each Man Remember (1940). Jacobsen also published short fiction and reviews, and her travel essays appeared in the Baltimore Sun.