Jane Hirshfield

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Jane Hirshfield is the author of nine collections of poetry, including the forthcoming Ledger (Knopf, March 2020), The Beauty (Knopf, 2015), longlisted for the National Book Award, Come Thief (Knopf, August 23, 2011), After (HarperCollins, 2006), which was named a “Best Book of 2006” by The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and England’s Financial Times and shortlisted for England’s T.S. Eliot Award; and Given Sugar, Given Salt (finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award); as well as two now-classic books of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World. She has also edited and co-translated three books collecting the work of women poets from the distant past, ...more

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The Heart of Haiku

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Nine Gates: Entering the Mi...

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Given Sugar, Given Salt

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After

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The Beauty: Poems

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Come, Thief

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Women in Praise of the Sacr...

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The Lives of the Heart

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Ledger: Poems

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Jane Jane said: " These Montale translations by William Arrowsmith are a treasure trove & coin-chest lifted back into view. These translations, along with more recent ones by Jonathan Galassi, restore one of the 20th c.'s major poets to American ears. Montale is a poe ...more "

 
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“Zen pretty much comes down to three things -- everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention.”
Jane Hirshfield

“How fragile we are, between the few good moments.”
Jane Hirshfield

“You may do this, I tell you, it is permitted. Begin again the story of your life.”
Jane Hirshfield, The Lives of the Heart

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Jane Dorianne wrote: "Woo hoo!! You on it girl."

D, thanks for the welcome! A little slow in getting back to you here, almost three years, but better late than not at all, don't we think?

You yourself are a wonder for online things. I am tiptoeing in again here. (Anyone who has asked to befriend, non-answers don't mean I don't love you, just that I know I'm not great at keeping up multiple places of conversation.)


Dorianne Laux Woo hoo!! You on it girl.


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