Topic: Jane Hirshfield
Host: Ron and Betty
Poem: "Optimism", "Things Keep Sorting Themselves" and "A Blessing for Wedding"
Recorded: September 3, 2021
Ron and Betty host the discussion on Jane Hirshfield's poetry. Ron shares these notes:
"In past meetings, we have discussed several theories of poetics, including
Zapruder, Poe, Wordsworth, Rilke, and others. Other theorists employ
explanation as to their primary technique. JH’s passage is representative of her entire book; it relies heavily on poetic technique to convey poetry’s special use of language, its intentions, and impact. Does her method clarify sufficiently, or, to use her term, does it “satisfy”?"
Touching on these topics, we select three of our favorite poems of Jane's to discuss. Join us for an exciting look into the poetry of Jane Hirshfield.
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