Jane Hirshfield

New York City native JANE HIRSHFIELD was a member of Princeton University’s first graduating class to include women.  She has lived for many years on the West Coast, in the Pacific Northwest and in Northern California.  Her poems are distinct for their efforts to stay present in the present, in their attention to the exact details of the objects she observes and to the nuances of a feeling or gesture; to the selection of just the right word, or just the right placement of a line break to shape the movement of the language.  Jane Hirshfield’s books of poetry include Come, Thief (2011); After (2006); Given Sugar, Given Salt (2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Lives of the Heart (1997); The October Palace (1994); Of Gravity & Angels (1988); and Alaya (1982).  She is also the author of a collection of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry (1997) and has also edited and translated a number of anthologies.

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Reading and Conversation
Eduardo C. Corral, Juan Felipe Herrera, Jane Hirshfield
Prudential Hall

Richard Blanco, Eavan Boland, Henri Cole, Sharon Dolin, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Juan Felipe Herrera, Jane Hirshfield, Fanny Howe, Kurtis Lamkin, Dorianne Laux, Ada Limón, Thomas Lux, Rachel McKibbens, Taylor Mali, Joseph Millar, Idra Novey, Gregory Orr, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Patricia Smith, Arthur Sze, Larissa Szporluk, Natasha Trethewey, C.K. Williams, Raúl Zurita
Prudential Hall


Festival Poet Readings
Emari DiGiorgio, Jane Hirshfield, Taylor Mali, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Arthur Sze
Victoria Theater

Conversation: Finding Your Poetry
Jane Hirshfield, Rachel McKibbens, Joseph Millar, Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Victoria Theater

Readings & Music
Terrance Hayes, Thomas Lux, Fanny Howe, Jane Hirshfield, Kurtis Lamkin
Prudential Hall



In Praise: Music and Poetry
Kurtis Lamkin, Jane Hirshfield, Newark Boys Chorus
Prudential Hall

Conversation: On Craft
Jane Hirshfield
Newark Museum

Conversation: The Riches of Daily Life
Nicky Beer, Eduardo C. Corral, Jane Hirshfield
North Star Academy Great Room


Conversation: Poetry and Presence
Henri Cole, Jane Hirshfield, Arthur Sze
Victoria Theater

Festival Poet Readings
Jane Hirshfield, Fanny Howe, Salgado Maranhão, C. K. Williams
Prudential Hall