Schlagwort: Jane Hirshfield

Rethinking of difficulty

Like poet Charles Bernstein, who addresses the myth of poetry’s difficulty in Attack of the Difficult Poems (2011), Jane Hirshfield argues for a rethinking of difficulty as a ‘‘path towards concentration’’. She notes Sartre called genius ‘‘not a gift, but the way a person… Continue Reading „Rethinking of difficulty“


The ten contenders for the National Book Award for Poetry New York, NY (September 15, 2015) – The National Book Foundation announces the Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry. Finalists will be revealed on October 14. Well-known contemporary poets and one… Continue Reading „2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS LONGLIST FOR POETRY“

How Great Poems Transform the World

Some people feel intimidated by poetry and they look away when what they should look for is poet Jane Hirshfield’s “Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World” (Knopf). In 10 essays, Hirshfield discusses the meanings of dozens of poems — by Matsuo Basho and Emily… Continue Reading „How Great Poems Transform the World“

98. Poetry Foundation Celebrates National Poetry Month

Free issues of Poetry, new educational resources, Record-a-Poem, and more   CHICAGO —The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting array of literary programs and poetry events across the country in celebration of National Poetry Month, April 2013. Poetry Fifty thousand free copies of Poetry’s… Continue Reading „98. Poetry Foundation Celebrates National Poetry Month“

133. James Richardson wins Jackson Poetry Prize

Poets & Writers, Inc. has named James Richardson the fifth annual recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize, a $50,000 award given to honor an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition.. This year’s judges were Mark Doty, Rita Dove, and Gerald Stern. The… Continue Reading „133. James Richardson wins Jackson Poetry Prize“

82. American Life in Poetry: Column 227

BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE Jane Hirshfield, a Californian and one of my favorite poets, writes beautiful image-centered poems of clarity and concision, which sometimes conclude with a sudden and surprising deepening. Here’s just one example. Green-Striped Melons They lie under stars in… Continue Reading „82. American Life in Poetry: Column 227“