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Jane Hirshfield receives Donald Hall Jane Kenyon Award, Concord NH
24 Oct 2012 7:00 pm

Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry Award Ceremony Honors Jane Hirshfield
October 24, 2012
7 p.m. Sweeney Hall Auditorium, NHTI

On October 24, Jane Hirshfield will receive this year's Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry, sponsored by the New Hampshire Writers' Project and the Concord Monitor. The presentation will start at 7 p.m. in the Sweeney Hall Auditorium on the campus of New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased HERE.

Hirshfield has published seven collections of poetry, including Come, Thief; After; and Given Sugar, Given Salt, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She was elected chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2012.

Presentation of the Hall-Kenyon Prize marks the end of the 2012 New Hampshire Book Festival in Concord. Previous winners of the prize were former U.S. poets laureate Ted Kooser and Kay Ryan. A week before the event, the NHWP Book Club for Poets, a group open to writers who wish to discuss craft, will feature Hirshfield's Come, Thief on October 16 at the Danforth Library, New England College, in Henniker. For more information about the Book Club for Poets, visit http://on.fb.me/bc4poets. For more information about the Hall-Kenyon Prize, contact NHWP at (603) 314-7980 or ggeers@nhwritersproject.org.

Sweeney Auditorium, NH Technical Institute