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Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield — photo by Curt Richter

Jane Hirshfield
Photo by Curt Richter

Jane Hirshfield’s two newest books are The Beauty (poems; long-listed for the National Book Award) and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, both Knopf 2015. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, NEA, and Academy of American Poets; the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry; the Poetry Center Book Award; finalist selection for the National Book Critics Circle Award and England’s T.S. Eliot Award; and eight selections in The Best American Poetry. A current chancellor of The Academy of American Poets, Hirshfield’s work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Harper’s, The Paris Review, and Poetry.

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