Several weeks ago, we were delighted to feature a three-part interview with Jane Hirshfield, occasioned by the publication of her most recent book, Come, Thief.
Now we're thrilled to bring to your attention this intimate conversation between Leslie McGrath, who regularly posts here, and her good friend Jane.
Here's a taste:
Jane Hirshfield: I want to be a human poet first. That I am a woman poet also will simply be so. I have never felt the need to bring any addition to the circumstance that I am a woman, and will write as one—I couldn’t help it if I tried. But I don’t want to be told that I should write in some special way because of that, either. Writing for me is very much a process of dropping held certainties, and finding out what then can be seen.