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    Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield is an American poet and essayist, the author of eight much honoured books of poetry, most recently The Beauty (Knopf and Bloodaxe 2015), long-listed for the National Book Award, as well as two now-classic books of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry and Ten Windows.

A chancellor-emerita of the Academy of American Poets, Hirshfield has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere. Her work appears in the TLS, New Yorker, Poetry, New York Times, and eight editions of The Best American Poems.