Jane Hirshfield

Deepening Life: Poetic Resonance with Jane Hirshfield


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I truly feel that all of our creativity, all of our expression, all of our comprehensions of the world are available to us in this moment.  It is not a reaching out into the exotic; it is a reaching in to a way of knowing the world, which is enlarged, augmented, clarifying and open.”  With each collection she has written, Jane Hirshfield, widely considered as one of America’s preeminent writers and poets of her generation, has continued to search out new ways to increase poetry’s capacities for understanding.  This dialogue is an exploration into the world of poetry, with its depth of thought and richness of observation. An evocative mix of control and wildness shines through each portion of this dialogue. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Jane Hirshfield was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a recipient of the Poetry Center Book Award, the Commonwealth Club of California’s Poetry Medal, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, a book of essays, and three books collecting the women poets from the past.

Jane Hirshfield’s books include:

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Topics explored in this dialogue include:

  • How you can acknowledge your own inner poet
  • What a Zen practice can mean to your everyday life
  • How the personal is merged with the cultural milieu
  • How certainty that you are certain is the most dangerous thing

Host: Michael Toms              Interview Date: 9/12/2006             Program Number: 3170


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