Jane Hirshfield — A Calligraphic Attention: A Reading & Conversation with Jane Hirshfield

4 February 2015 (Wednesday), 6.30pm to 7.45pm
University Town Auditorium 3 @ College of Alice & Peter Tan

Jane Hirshfield will read works from her eight books of poetry, then join the audience in a conversation about poems and the altered, deepened, and liberated ways of knowing their words awaken.


Jane Hirshfield’s many books of poems, most recently Come, Thief and After, have won numerous honors. A new poetry collection,The Beauty, and a new volume of essays, Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, will be published in the U.S. and the U.K. in March 2015. She is also the editor and author of four books presenting and co-translating the work of world poets from the past and a now-classic collection of essays, Nine Gates, Entering the Mind of Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times Literary Supplement, The Irish Times, Poetry, and seven editions of The Best American Poetry, and selections of her work have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Polish, German, French, and Italian. Other awards include fellowships from The Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Academy of American Poets. She is a current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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