A noted essayist, translator, and anthologist, Hirshfield has received much praise for her work. U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky said of her collection of essays Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry (1997). "Hirshfield dares to write about the mysteries of art, and she approaches each poem in a way that feels exactly right to me: plainly, reverently, intelligently." Pulitzer-prize winner Gary Snyder observed, "Hirshfield's territory reaches from ancient Greece to traditional Japan ... for those who want it, here's guidance toward the power of being in the margin, the calm ease of being in the center."
Jane Hirshfield has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship, and Columbia University's Translation Center Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Nation. Please join us for a reading by a luminous poet.