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In this time of global uncertainty good poems can soften the heart and help us face another day with curiosity, wonder and hope. A good poem gives us another lens with which to view the world and helps bring what is often unseen into view. It can be the observation of a single ant making its way across a laptop computer or turtles in moonlight. Poetry opens us to feel our connection to one another and nature. It gives us the opportunity to recalibrate our perspective on our place in the world. Hirshfield says of her new book of poetry, Ledger, “It's an attempt to find my way, navigating poem by poem over to some sense of the balance between the recognition of cataclysm and the appreciation of this still beautiful world with its abundance of treasures and gifts that I still open my eyes into every day . . . it's a ledger of perhaps despair and praise.” (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Jane Hirshfield is the author of nine books of poetry and two collections of essays. She has edited and co-translated four books presenting the work of world poets from the past. Her books have received the Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, and the Donald Hal-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Her poems appear in a wide range of prestigious outlets. A resident of Northern California, she is a chancellor emerita of the Academy of American Poets. She presents her work at literary and interdisciplinary events worldwide.
Jane Hirshfield has authored many books including:
To learn more about the work of Jane Hirshfield go to www.facebook.com\janehirshfield.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 4/16/2020 Program Number: 3702
From Album: Wave Hands Like CloudsArtist: Buedi Siebert
Opening Essay: Track 02: Life Breath and Track 04: Building Chi (part)Music Break 1: Track 04: Building Chi (continued)Music Break 2: Track 05: The Gentle WayMusic Break 3: Track 11 Into The Distance
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