March 14, 2015 In a "window moment," the poet says, a work shifts and expands: "By glancing for a moment at something else, the field of the poem becomes larger. What's in the room with the poem is bigger."
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August 13, 2007 In May, Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl pored through her shelves and pulled down several books that she said are read by a few but deserve wider attention. Well, there are more where they came from. Pearl is back with another armload of what she calls "under-the-radar" books.
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July 24, 2007 Jane Hirshfield's newest collection reflects on her Buddhist practice of many years. "In these gorgeously wrought poems," writes Nancy Pearl, "each word somehow feels as though it were handmade for the particular purpose of being part of that particular poem."
June 4, 2007 Jane Hirshfield's poem appears in The Pushcart Book of Poetry, in which editor Joan Murray culls from 30 years of annual Pushcart Prize volumes. Alan Cheuse recommends the collection, featuring "lovely work by some of the most remarkable poets writing today."
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