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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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Jane Hirshfield’s Political Poetry Is Going Viral. She Wishes It Wouldn’t

Jane Hirshfield says environmental concerns began creeping into her poetry as early as her 1988 collection “Of Gravity & Angels,” when she was composing “poems of shared-fate awareness, and poems of the relationship of the biological and human worlds which don’t put human well-being above...

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Almost Nothing, Yet Everything: A Stunning Japanese Illustrated Poem Celebrating Water and the Wonder of Life

“If you turn your back to the blues and deny your dependence on them,” Ellen Meloy wrote in her timeless meditation on water as a portal to transcendence, “you might lose your place in the world, your actions would become small, your soul disengaged.”

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Cutting Greens: Terrance Hayes Reads Lucille Clifton’s Spare and Stunning Ode to the Kinship of All Creatures

A glorious fifteen-line celebration of “the bond of live things everywhere.”

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Can the World Mend in This Body?

The author writes that what she does on behalf of healing any individual or being must also be healing, even if not directly extended, for the world itself.

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