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Jane Hirshfield



Jane Hirshfield is an American award-winning poet and translator whose work draws from ancient spiritual traditions, ecology, human connection and social responsibility, and the arts.

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The Art of the Metaphor - Jane Hirshfield

How do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? Explore these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who have mastered the art of bringing a scene or emotion to life. Lesson by Jane Hirshfield, animation by Ben Pearce

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Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World

"Poetry," Jane Hirshfield has said, "is language that foments revolutions of being.

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Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection

This anthology features poems by Mark Doty, Ross Gay, Donald Hall, Marie Howe, Naomi Shihab Nye and many others. These poets, from all walks of life, and from all over America, prove to us the possibility of creating in our lives what Dr.

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Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women

This groundbreaking anthology presents the spiritual life of women throughout history as recorded in their poems, prayers, and songs.

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Poet Jane Hirshfield on her "Unearned Luck," her Poetry and a 360-Degree Life

In this edition of "The Writing Life," poet Michael Collier speaks with poet, essayist and translator Jane Hirshfield about her work and the necessity of poetry in the world. Ms. Hirshfield begins by reading "The Poet," which she often uses as an opening poem in her readings.

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Ledger: Poems

Ledger's pages hold the most important work yet by Jane Hirshfield, one of our most celebrated contemporary poets. From the already much-quoted opening lines of despair and defiance ("Let them not say: we did not see it.

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The Slow Joy of Jane Hirshfield’s Ledger

“IT’S SUCH A SLOW JOY,” says poet Jane Hirshfield, about the work of revising a poem. We’ve just left the trailhead for a hike on what she calls the “hem” of Mount Tamalpais.

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Habit

A meditation on our small habits and the rituals they become.

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Jane Hirshfield: An Afternoon with the Poet

In verse called "radiant and passionate" by the New York Times, Jane Hirshfield's four collections of poetry articulate the interconnection of human and natural worlds. Tune in for this reading before an audience at UC Santa Barbara.

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The Beauty: Poems

The Beauty opens with a series of dappled, ranging “My” poems—“My Skeleton,” “My Corkboard,” “My Species,” “My Weather”—in which Hirshfield uses materials both familiar and unexpected to explore the magnitude, singularity, and permeability of our shared existence.

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