Jane Hirshfield

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Jane Hirshfield’s most recent books are The Beauty, longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award, and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, winner of the 2015 Northern California Book Award (see WLT, May 2015, 120, 126). Her ninth poetry collection, Ledger, will appear in early 2020 from Knopf. Hirshfield served as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2012 to 2018.

  • The cover to Ledger by Jane Hirshfield
    New York. Knopf. 2020. 128 pages. A new volume of poems by acclaimed poet Jane Hirshfield is an event. After reading the poems in Ledger—a capacious, varied volume—it seems as if ordinary lif...
  • A mixed media painting of a blue and a yellow fish
    The Aquarium, 20" x 24" hand-painted paper collage on wood panel, private collection. © Elizabeth St. Hilaire (paperpaintings.com) Three Pebbles Sixth Extinctio...
  • Ten Windows
    New York. Knopf. 2015. ISBN 9780385351058 Poet Jane Hirshfield, a passionate advocate and resourceful explicator of poetry, evokes the “mysterious quickening [that] inhabits the depths of any good poe...
  • The Beauty
    New York. Knopf. 2015. ISBN 9780385351072 Jane Hirshfield’s new poems emerge as fiercely strong yet tender, drawing on supple intuition and clarifying intelligence to evoke the richness of her authent...
  • New York. Knopf. 2011. ISBN 978-0307595423 Although the range of material and features of style are essentially that of her earlier work—that is, not developmentally new—Jane Hirshfield’s latest book...

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