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July 27, 2019

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On Calligraphic Perception: A Conversation with Jane Hirshfield

I just needed to turn my life over to whoever came up with redwood trees.

– Jane Hirshfield –

On Calligraphic Perception: A Conversation with Jane Hirshfield

In an interview begun in 2012, when being honored with the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Award in American Poetry, Jane Hirshfield shares her experiential journey towards “the quick brushstroke of singular perception” for which her poems have come to be known. Acknowledging the grace of her gift she says, “I never take for granted that I’ll be able to write. There’s no acorn stash of ideas in my desk drawer. There’s only the wanting to know my life through writing, a wish felt sometimes as desire, sometimes as desperation.” { read more }

Be The Change

Think of what makes you come alive in the world…the things you do from a fire within. Throw a request to your muse for courage to leave your deepest inquiries open and unanswered, to wholeheartedly keep asking, experimenting and being surprised.

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