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An Evening with Jane Hirshfield ~ Ledger: Poems

Thursday, December 9, 2021
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Live Webinar


An evening with one of our most celebrated contemporary poets, Jane Hirshfield, sharing poetry from her new book, Ledger: Poems.

Ledger‘s pages hold the most important work yet by Jane Hirshfield. From the already much-quoted opening lines of despair and defiance (“Let them not say: we did not see it. / We saw”), Hirshfield’s poems inscribe a registry, both personal and communal, of our present-day predicaments–of consequence to all who share this world’s current and future fate.

“Some of the most important poetry in the world today.”

~ Naomi Shihab Nye

"A modern master.”

~ The Washington Post

"Jane Hirshfield is a rare phenomenon: a world-class writer equally devoted to spiritual awakening."

~ Mark Matousek

Jane Hirshfield is one of our most celebrated contemporary poets. Her books have received the Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, and the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry and have been finalists for The National Book Critics Circle Award and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize and long-listed for the National Book Award. Hirshfield has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets, and she presents her work at literary and interdisciplinary events worldwide. Her poems appear in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic, Harper’s Magazine, and Poetry, and have been selected for ten editions of The Best American Poetry. She is a 2019 elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.