Readings by Jane Hirshfield, Yusef Komunyakaa & Naomi Shihab Nye

Join us for an upcoming reading by Jane Hirshfield, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Naomi Shihab Nye. Watch the event online here.

Jane Hirshfield is a poet, translator, essayist, and editor. Her poetry collections include Ledger (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020); The Beauty: Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), which was longlisted for the National Book Award, and Given Sugar, Given Salt (HarperCollins, 2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Yusef Komunyakaa in a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet born in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He is known for his autobiographical poems about race, the Vietnam War, and jazz and blues. Komunyakaa is the author of 16 collections of poetry. He teaches at New York University and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Komunyakaa is a recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems. He also received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author of numerous books of poems, including Cast Away: Poems for Our Time, The Tiny Journalist, Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners, Transfer, You and Yours, which received the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, and 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East. Her poems and short stories have appeared in various journals and reviews throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle and Far East.