Folger Poetry Board Reading: Jane Hirshfield (2017)

The O.B. Hardison Poetry Series presented Folger Poetry Board Reading: Jane Hirshfield on April 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre. After this reading there was a post-reading conversation moderated by poet and Folger Poetry Board member, Mary-Sherman Willis.

Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield.

Jane Hirshfield is the author of eight collections of poetry, including the recently published The Beauty (longlisted for the National Book Award), Come, Thief, After (shortlisted for a T.S. Eliot Prize and named a “best book of 2006” by the Washington Post), as well as two books of essays. She has also edited and co-translated four books of poetry. Hirshfield’s other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets.

In 2012, she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and also received the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry.

Hirschfield has read for the O.B. Hardison Poetry series previously, on April 8, 2010

Reviews and excerpts

From For What Binds Us

And see how the flesh grows back

across a wound, with a great vehemence,

more strong

than the simple, untested surface before.

From Of Gravity & Angels. Copyright © 1988 by Jane Hirshfield and reprinted by permission of Wesleyan University Press.