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Hirshfield, Jane 1953-

Overview
Works: 142 works in 276 publications in 1 language and 10,616 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Essays  Televised performances  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, 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 2,101 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 )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 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 893 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"--
Nine gates : entering the mind of poetry : essays by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 838 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 786 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
Litany for the city : poems by Ryan T Teitman( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected by Jane Hirshfield as Winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize
The beauty : poems by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 634 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 )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 597 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 )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 489 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 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grounded in a series of meditations upon the life of the feeling heart in the world - a heart envisioned as an almost independent being, whose own needs and desires require of us integration, acceptance, and finally praise - The October Palace is contemplative and sensuous, intellectual and emotional, philosophical and musical, and, above all, serious in its encounter with precisely experienced and deeply questioned life
The lives of the heart by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 424 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 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These translated poems were written by 2 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 295 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
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 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 112 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 88 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
Hiddenness, uncertainty, surprise : three generative energies of poetry by Jane Hirshfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 73 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
The beauty by Jane Hirshfield( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Hirshfield is a visionary, profoundly original 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 indispensable to many American readers in navigating their own lives. Bloodaxe published her retrospective Each Happiness Ringed by Lions: Selected Poems in 2005, followed by Af
Sounds of poetry : with Bill Moyers( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its inception in 1986, the Biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival has spotlighted over 300 established and emerging poets--and attracted an audience of more than 50,000 avid listeners. The effect of Jane Hirshfield's reading is almost transcendental, like the sound of distant echoes in a canyon. In this program, Bill Moyers and Ms. Hirshfield discuss topics including her experience as a practitioner of Zen and the relative merits of sound and silence in poetry
Bloodaxe poetry introductions 3( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 poetessa estatunidenca

Jane Hirshfield poétesse américaine

Jane Hirshfield poetisa estadounidense

Джейн Гіршфілд

جین هیرشفیلد

Languages
English (140)