The Merwin Conservancy Presents Jane Hirshfield in The Green Room

“Radiant and passionate” – The New York Times Book Review“Magnificent and distinctive” – The Irish Times

The Merwin Conservancy kicks off April’s National Poetry Month with a Green Room event featuring Jane Hirshfield, one of our nation’s most celebrated poets, essayists and translators.

Hirshfield's poetry speaks to the central issues of human existence—desire and loss, impermanence and beauty, the many dimensions of our connection with others and the wider community of creatures and objects with which we share our lives.

Described by The New York Times as “radiant and passionate” and by other reviewers as “ethically aware,” “insightful and eloquent,” and as conveying “succinct wisdom,” her subjects range from the metaphysical and passionate to the political, ecological, and scientific to subtle unfoldings of daily life and experience.

Her most recent, eighth book of poetry, The Beauty (Knopf, 2015), is long listed for the National Book Award and named a best book of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle. Previous books – all of which are award-winning – include Come, Thief(Knopf, 2011); After (HarperCollins, 2006), named a best book of the year by The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Financial Times (UK); and Given Sugar, Given Salt (HarperCollins, 2001), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her earlier collection of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry (HarperCollins, 1997), is considered a classic.

Jane Hirshfield will captivate The Green Room audience as she shares from her recent writings for an evening of poetry. A reception with live music, desert, champagne and book signing to follow. Generously presented by FIM Group. All ticket sales benefit The Merwin Conservancy. Tickets $25 ($10 for students with valid school I.D.).

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