Posts Tagged: Jane Hirshfield

Faith and Identity: Fireworks in the Graveyard by Joy Ladin

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To “ameliorate” the desire for death or the sense of self-annihilation, Ladin finds in religion a way of reconciliation, not only within herself, but also with her community and society at large.

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Reinforcing the Resistance, Aiding the Anxious: Three Poetry Anthologies

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Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.

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Notable San Francisco: 11/8–11/14

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Notable San Francisco: 1/11–1/17

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Wednesday 1/11: Passages on the Lake (hosted by Paul Corman-Roberts) presents Daphne Gottlieb, Sonya Renee Taylor, Tracey Knapp, Derrick Carr, and Haldane King. Free, 7 p.m., The Terrace Room. Shanthi Sekaran (The Prayer Room) reads from her new novel, Lucky Boy. Free, 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore. Thursday 1/12: Why There Are Words celebrates its […]

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Notable Chicago: 12/2–12/8

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Friday 12/2: Poetry Night at City Lit Books! Valerie Hsiung, author of the new book e f g: a trilogy, will be reading from her work, along with Julia Cohen, Hannah Brooks-Motl, and Toby Altman. 6:30 p.m., free. Laura Jane Grace, lead singer of Against Me! reads from her memoir, TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Ravi Shankar

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Ravi Shankar discusses Singaporean poetry in the last fifty years, Hindu mythology, translation, and his complicated relationship to his heritage.

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Reckoning with the Bros: Trump, Bly, and Swimming in the Sea of Grief

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There are dark forces roiling beneath the surface of American life.

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