Jane Hirshfield

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Birthday
24, 1953
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
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Birthday
24, 1953 (age 65)
Birthplace
New York

About

American poet and California Book Award recipient whose literary works include Given Sugar, Given Salt; Pebbles & Assays; Come, Thief; Of Gravity & Angels, and After. She received Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

Before Fame

She was one of the first women to graduate from Princeton University. She published her debut poetry collection, Alaya, in 1982.

Trivia

She became a Buddhist and was awarded a lay person's ordination by the San Francisco Zen Center.

Family Life

She dedicated some of her poetry volumes to Carl Pabo, her partner.

Associated With

She and Maryland-born poet Kim Addonizio both received Guggenheim Fellowships for their literary work.