Ellen Bass, Jane Hirshfield & Marie Howe Benefit Poetry Reading for S.H.E. Fund

Three extraordinary poets join hearts and voices to support and celebrate the courageous girls of the Safe House Education (S.H.E.) fund for Maasai girls.

Ellen Bass: "Bass shows us that we are as radiant as we are ephemeral, that in transience glistens resilient history and the remarkable fluidity of connection. Following her musings on suicide and generosity, desire and repetitionit becomes lucidly clear that Bass is not only a poet but also a philosopher and a storyteller." Briana Shemroske, Booklist

Jane Hirschfeld: "Jane Hirshfields poetry speaks to the central issues of human existencedesire 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. Demonstrating with quiet authority what it means to awaken into the full capacities of attention, her work sets forth a hard-won affirmation of our human fate."

Marie Howe: "Marie Howes poetry is luminous, intense, and eloquent, rooted in an abundant inner life. Her long, deep-breathing lines address the mysteries of flesh and spirit, in terms accessible only to a woman who is very much of our time and yet still in touch with the sacred." Stanley Kunitz

Kim Rosen: on behalf of the S.H.E. College Fund

SAFE HOUSE EDUCATION (S.H.E.) FUND provides girls of the V-Day Safe House in Narok, Kenya with college, university or trade school education in order to support theseyoung women to becomechange makers in their communities and stop the cycles of oppression (Female Genital Mutilation, Early Childhood Marriage and the refusal to educate females) in their culture and our planet.

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