Poet Jane Hirshfield will be at Readers' Books on Wednesday, September 20th at 6 p.m. to read from The Asking. This collection begins with new and urgent poems, then returns to the beginning of her career, tracing her continuing drive to draw attention to beauty and injustice equally. From poems of the smallest ant and the vastness of time, to ones of hunger and bounty, Hirshfield faces the contradictions that have shaped her work. As she faces the depredations of climate and the harm humans cause to their own kind, she also interrogates poetry itself as a vibrant, living medium. A leading advocate for the biosphere and the alliance of science with imagination, she brings an abiding compass: the choice to embrace what is and face whatever comes with courage, curiosity, and a sense of kinship.
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