At the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington D.C., Jane Hirshfield joined us with fellow Academy Chancellors Juan Felipe Herrera and Naomi Shihab Nye for a conversation about poetry and the poet's role in American culture today. In this clip, Hirshfield talks about the themes she finds herself returning to in her poetry.

Don't miss Jane Hirshfield and our other Academy Chancellors at next month's Poets Forum.