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Jan.07.2014
This mini-interview from the Psychology Today's web blog can be read online at: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/one-true-thing/201401/jane-hirshfiel...     One True Thing Life's questions, big and small by Jennifer Haupt Jane Hirshfield: Why Write Poetry? "Poetry is a release...
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Dec.03.2013
An email arrived today with some quotes I'd forgotten from this 2009 interview, so I thought I would repost it here. From the very handsome online journal Pirene's Fountain, which has just issued a print anthology with work from its web pages.   The interview can also be found here: http://www...
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Nov.09.2013
This link will take you to a 40 minute reading done at the NY Botanical Garden (and co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America) for their "Kiku: Japanese Autumn Gardens" exhibit, for which I also curated a Garden-wide display of translated Japanese poems. The first part of the reading is of...
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Nov.06.2013
What may have been Seamus Heaney's final poem, a "heartbreakingly prescient" reflection on the first world war, has been published for the first time by the Guardian.  Heaney was invited by the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to contribute to a memorial anthology marking the...
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Oct.17.2013
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Sep.05.2013
Galway Kinnell, probably my most influential teacher, was great in refocusing things for me.  One of the things he taught me was to stop thinking of “Famous Poets” and to redirect my attention to “Much-loved Poets.”  The love for Seamus Heaney, as shown by the run on his books (I’d just...
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Sep.03.2013
The photo visible in the link given below comes from this past end-of-April, when Seamus Heaney, his wife Marie, and I coincided at the American Academy’s guesthouse in Rome. Seamus was there to read poems and talk about Ovid, later in May—one more instance in a lifetime's service to those he felt...
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Jul.21.2013
Passwords Primeval is a terrific book of interviews done by Tony Leuzzi, published in fall 2012 by BOA. Many of the interviews ran first in journals; my own was the last and appears only in the book--well worth purchasing for the full range. Tony Leuzzi (whom I've never met, we did this by phone...
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Apr.03.2013
  POETS  QUARTERLY Monday, April 1, 2013   Interview with Jane Hirshfield And the World's Great Poets Remain Ever New—Interview with Jane Hirshfield Interview by Arthur McMaster Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven books of poetry, including most recently Come, Thief (...
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Mar.30.2013
  WORDS WITH WRITERS INTERVIEW BY MARISSA BELL TOFFOLI [Note: I use this blog to gather pieces that otherwise might not be re-found, even by me, and something recently reminded me of this interview; so here it is. The original posting can be found at: http://wordswithwriters.com/2011/12/05/...