#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: A Reading by Jane Hirshfield

Join Academy Chancellor Emeritus Jane Hirshfield for a reading at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in Huntington, New York, on April 6, 2019, 5:30 p.m. This event is part of WWBA’s annual celebration of Walt Whitman’s birthday in May.

Jane Hirshfield is the author of eight collections of poetry. Hirshfield’s other honors include: The Poetry Center Book Award; fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets; Columbia University’s Translation Center Award; and (both twice) The California Book Award and the Northern California Book Reviewers Award. In 2012 she was received the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Hirshfield’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, Harper’s, and many other publications.
This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council. The program features revered and distinguished contemporary poets who continue to embody Walt Whitman’s spirit of democracy, diversity and creativity.
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