“The most commonplace truth, when it floods the whole soul, is a revelation,” wrote Simone Weil. William Stafford described a writer as “not so much someone who has something to say as he is someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say them.” Almost anything can become the invitation and turnstile of discovery. Each new poem can invoke a deepened comprehension – or, sometimes as useful, a deepened incomprehension. One right word can summon and sum a life’s moments or lengths. Participants will have ample time for attending to outer and inner worlds, to undertake new writing, and to contemplate the poems of others, in both silence and conversation.
Internationally renowned poet, essayist and translator Jane Hirshfield is the author of fourteen much-honored books. Her books have received numerous awards and have been named best books of the year in many noteworthy publications. Jane’s work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and Poetry, as well as in ten editions of The Best American Poetry. Her ninth poetry collection, Ledger, will be released in March 2020.
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