Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Muse: A Hirshfield MotionPoem

In this wonderful new MotionPoems release, Scott Olson and Jeff Saunders interpret Jane Hirshfield's marvelous four-line poem "The Cloudy Vase". 

Hirshfield's most recent collection is Come, Thief (Knopf, 2011).

Here's a brief introduction to the award-winning poet:

Jane Hirshfield on FaceBook

Interview with Jane Hishfield at Academy of American Poets (2011)

Poems by Jane Hirshfield at The Poetry Foundation


Britton Minor said...

"...poetry's role in our contemporary look at whatever mainstream culture ignores" spoke deeply to me, and the poem she read brought me to tears. Thank you Maureen for this lovely post.

Louise Gallagher said...

"In the age before there was writing, poetry was memory"

I love how she describes the evolution of the purpose of poetry. Lovely. Thank you!

the sad red earth said...

"Softly, calmly, immensity taps at your life."

S. Etole said...

Very enjoyable introduction.