Jane Hirshfield

Johanna Lawshea

Jane Hirshfield is the author of eight books of poetry, including The Beauty; Come, Thief; After; and Given Sugar, Given Salt. She has edited and co-translated four books presenting the work of poets from the past and she’s the author of the essay collection, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry. Her books have been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize; they have been named best books of the year by the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, and Financial Times; and they have won the California Book Award, the Poetry Center Book Award, and the Donald Hall–Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf) is her new   collection of essays on how the best poems work. Her latest poetry collection, The Beauty: Poems (Knopf), uses materials sometimes familiar, sometimes unexpected, to explore the magnitude, singularity, and permeability of our shared existence. Hirshfield is also a contributor to the new anthology Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine (OR Books).

NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2015