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Noted poet Jane Hirshfield to read at R-MWC

3/3/2003 9:57:51 PM


LYNCHBURG, Va.—Jane Hirshfield, award-winning poet, essayist, and translator, will read from her most recent book, Given Sugar, Given Salt, on Wednesday, March 26 at 8:00 PM in Presser Recital Hall on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The reading is free and open to the public.

Hirshfield is the author of five collections of poetry: Given Sugar, Given Salt (finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award), The Lives of the Heart, The October Palace, Of Gravity and Angels, and Alaya, as well as a book of essays on poetry, Nine Gates. She has also edited and co-translated two poetry anthologies: The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Komachi & Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan, and Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women. Hirshfield's honors include The Poetry Center Book Award, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, Columbia University's Translation Center Award, the Commonwealth Club of California Poetry Medal, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, The American Poetry Review, and many other publications.

For more information on Hirshfield's reading, or other readings at R-MWC, contact Jim Peterson, associate professor of English and coordinator of the creative writing program, at 434-947-8513.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations