Poetry: The Unfolding of What Is Hidden

Jane Hirshfield points out that many people turn to poetry in times of great life transitions. She says, “You know when people fall in love, or when they lose love, or lose...

Deepening Life: Poetic Resonance

Widely considered one of America's preeminent writers and poets of her generation, Hirshfield has continued to search out new ways to increase poetry's capacities for...

Poetry, Passion and Zen

Poetry offers depth and color to life and is a natural way to express what it means to be human. Hirshfield offers gentle wisdom about writing and appreciating poetry. She says,...

The Power of Poetry in Uncertain Times

In this time of global uncertainty good poems can soften the heart and help us face another day with curiosity, wonder and hope. It gives us another lens to view the world and...

How Poetry Can Transform Our Lives

Jane Hirshfield believes that poetry can play a transformative role in our lives. “What poems are doing is counterbalancing the mainstream tenor of our culture, which is to do,...