Jane Hirshfield

Wordsmiths: Jane Hirshfield

Wordsmiths Reading Series at the Zlock Performing Arts Center and on zoom. Hirshfield: Ranging from the political, ecological, and scientific to the metaphysical, personal, and passionate, Hirshfield praises the radiance of particularity and the consequence of the daily. Her poems and essays traverse the crises of the biosphere and social justice, abiding in the intersections of facts and imagination, desire and loss, impermanence and beauty— all the dimensions of our existence within what one poem calls “the pure democracy of being.” Gross: A storyteller as well as poet, she has worked with thousands of students and teachers over the last twenty-some years. She grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm in a household full of music and books. She is the author of four collections of poetry, Forenoon, Elegant Reprieve (1995–96 Still Waters Press Poetry Chapbook Competition winner), TICKETS: VIP- $15 / General Reserved –Free *VIP Tickets include reserved seating and Preshow reception 6- 7:30 w/ drinks and food.
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