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Hirshfield, Jane 1953-

Overview
Works: 154 works in 303 publications in 1 language and 11,504 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious poetry  Interviews  Essays  Documentary television programs  Televised performances  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, wst, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3558.I694, 811.54
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Of gravity & angels by Jane Hirshfield( )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 2,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A precise and passionate collection by a brave new voice in poetry
Women in praise of the sacred : 43 centuries of spiritual poetry by women by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking anthology presents the spiritual life of women throughout history as recorded in their poems, prayers, and songs. Beginning with the hymns of the world's earliest identified author (a Sumerian moon priestess) and continuing to the first half of the twentieth century, it draws from the major religious traditions of East and West as well as from several indigenous cultures. Among the seventy women included are mystics and healers, spiritual teachers and mothers, saints and rebels, freed slaves and queens, each of whom forged a unique way to an authentic voice and genuine spiritual awakening. Their words and stories and the editor's insightful commentaries illuminate fundamental themes of spiritual life that resonate across time, culture, and gender, as well as issues particular to women in their quest for a viable spiritual path. This collection of luminous and inspiring poems (many in new translations) will be for readers both female and male a rich and enduring sourcebook of spiritual life
Ten windows : how great poems transform the world by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of ten essays by the poet Jane Hirshfield, about reading and understanding poetry, and about the power of poetry"--
Litany for the city : poems by Ryan T Teitman( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected by Jane Hirshfield as Winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize
Nine gates : entering the mind of poetry : essays by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part a primer for the general reader, Nine Gates is also a manual for the working writer, with each "gate" exploring particular strategies of language and thought that allow a poem to convey meaning and emotion with clarity and force
After : poems by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects poetry that explores such diverse topics as global warming, sneezing, and our relationship to certainty, possibility, judgment, and grief, while reflecting on the influence of time on human life
The beauty : poems by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of original poems by Jane Hirshfield exploring the profundities and quirks of existence"--
Given sugar, given salt by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an extraordinary new collection, the widely acclaimed poet deepens and extends her exploration of time, human engagement, and the sensuous world
Come, thief : poems by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems from Jane Hirshfield that centers on beauty, time, and the full embrace of an existence that time cannot help but steal from our arms
The October palace by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Hirshfield's long-awaited third collection of poetry explores the ways that radiance dwells most truly in the ordinary, the difficult, and the plain. The poems address subjects ranging from the importance of "sabbath" moments in which nothing seems to happen and the love between two aged horses to Lavoisier's discovery of modern chemistry and the 1989 "velvet revolutions" of Eastern Europe
The lives of the heart by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Hirschfield, the award-winning author of "The October Palace" and editor of "Women in Praise of the Sacred", presents a scintillating new volume of poems that will be published to coincide with the hardcover release of "Nine Gates", the author's primer on the reading and writing of poetry
The Ink dark moon : love poems by Komachi Ono( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These translated poems were written by two ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment
Mirabai : ecstatic poems by Robert Bly( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) fought tradition and celebrated a woman's right to an independent life in her ecstatic poems. In this collection, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield, two of America's best poets, have created lively English versions of Mirabai's poems, using fresh images and energetic rhythms to make them accessible to modern readers. Their work makes it clear that Mirabai's poetry transcends her time and culture."--Jacket
Ledger : poems by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ledger's pages hold the most important and masterly work yet by Jane Hirshfield, one of our most celebrated contemporary poets. 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. They call us to deepened dimensions of thought, feeling, and action. They summon our responsibility to sustain one another and the earth while pondering, acutely and tenderly, the crises of refugees, justice, and climate. They consider "the minimum mass for a whale, for a language, an ice cap," recognize the intimacies of connection, and meditate upon doubt and contentment, a library book with previously dog-eared corners, the hunger for surprise, and the debt we owe this world's continuing beauty. Hirshfield's signature alloy of fact and imagination, clarity and mystery, inquiry, observation, and embodied emotion has created a book of indispensable poems, tuned toward issues of consequence to all who share this world's current and future fate."--Amazon.com
The Ink dark moon : love poems by Ono no Komachi & Izumi Shikibu( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each happiness ringed by lions : selected poems by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jane Hirshfield is a visionary American writer whose poems ask nothing less than what it is to be human. Both sensual meditations and passionate investigations, they reveal complex truths in language luminous and precise. Rooted in the living world, her poems celebrate and elucidate a hard-won affirmation of our human fate. Born of a rigorous questioning of heart, spirit and mind, they have become indispensible to many American readers in navigating their own lives."--BOOK JACKET
I would lie to you if I could : interviews with ten American poets by Chard DeNiord( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These poets testify to the demotic nature of poetry as a charged language that speaks uniquely in original voices, yet appeals universally. As individuals with their own transpersonal stories, the poets have emerged onto the national stage from very local places with news that witnesses in social, personal, and political ways. They talk about their poems and development as poets, as well as why they have pursued writing poetry as a career
The beauty by Jane Hirshfield( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beauty, an incandescent new collection from one of American poetry's most distinctive and essential voices, opens with a series of dappled, ranging "My" poems--"My Skeleton," "My Corkboard," "My Species," "My Weather"--using materials sometimes familiar, sometimes unexpected, to explore the magnitude, singularity, and permeability of our shared existence. With a pen faithful to the actual yet dipped at times in the ink of the surreal, Hirshfield considers the inner and outer worlds we live in yet are not confined by; reflecting on advice given her long ago--to avoid the word "or"--she concludes, "Now I too am sixty. / There was no other life." Hirshfield's lines cut, as always, directly to the heart of human experience. Her robust affirmation of choice even amid inevitability, her tender consciousness of the unjudging beauty of what exists, her abiding contemplation of our moral, societal, and biological intertwinings, sustain poems that tune and retune the keys of a life. For this poet, "Zero Plus Anything Is a World." Hirshfield's riddling recipes for that world ("add salt to hunger"; "add time to trees") offer a profoundly altered understanding of our lives' losses and additions, and of the small and larger beauties we so often miss
Hiddenness, uncertainty, surprise : three generative energies of poetry by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her three lectures, Hirshfield examines the roles of hiddenness, uncertainty and surprise as they appear in poetry and other works of literature, in the life and psyche of the writer, and in the broader life of the culture as a whole
LEDGER by Jane Hirshfield( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jane Hirshfield's urgent new collection is a book of personal, ecological and political reckoning. Her poems inscribe a ledger personal and communal, a registry of our time's and lives' dilemmas as well as a call to action on climate change, social justice and the plight of refugees. The poems of Ledger record riches, both abiding and squandered, and mourn our failures. They confirm, too, the continually renewing gift of the present moment, summoning our responsibility as moral beings to sustain one another and the earth's continuance. Finally, it is the human spirit and the language of poetry - loyal instruments of recognition, humility and praise - that triumph in this stunned, stunning accounting, set forth by a master poet whose voice is tonic and essential, whose breadth of inclusion and fierce awareness rivet attention. Hers is a poetry of clarity and hybrid vigour, drawing deeply on English and American traditions but also those of world poetry. The poetries of modern and classical Greece, of Horace and Catullus, of classical China and Japan and Eastern Europe all resonate in Jane Hirshfield's structures of thought and in her sensibilities. Indelibly of our time yet seated in the lineage of poetic discovery, these poems are meant to endure."--
 
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Of gravity & angels
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Women in praise of the sacred : 43 centuries of spiritual poetry by womenNine gates : entering the mind of poetry : essaysAfter : poemsGiven sugar, given saltCome, thief : poemsThe October palaceThe lives of the heartThe Ink dark moon : love poems
Alternative Names
Jane Hirshfield Amerikaans taalkundige

Jane Hirshfield amerykańska poetka

Jane Hirshfield file Meiriceánach

Jane Hirshfield poete amerikane

Jane Hirshfield Poète, essayiste, traductrice et professeure d'université américaine

Jane Hirshfield poetessa estatunidenca

Jane Hirshfield poetessa statunitense

Jane Hirshfield poetisa estadounidense

Джейн Гіршфілд

Джейн Хиршфилд Американский поэт, эссеист и переводчик.

جین هیرشفیلد

چان هيرشفيلد

Languages
English (157)