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  • Title: Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World
  • Author: Jane Hirshfield
  • ISBN: 9780385351058
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Hardcover

  • A dazzling collection of essays on how the best poems work, from the master poet and essayist Poetry, Jane Hirshfield has said, is language that foments revolutions of being In ten eloquent and highly original explorations, she unfolds and explores some of the ways this is done by the inclusion of hiddenness, paradox, and surprise by a perennial awareness of the plaA dazzling collection of essays on how the best poems work, from the master poet and essayist Poetry, Jane Hirshfield has said, is language that foments revolutions of being In ten eloquent and highly original explorations, she unfolds and explores some of the ways this is done by the inclusion of hiddenness, paradox, and surprise by a perennial awareness of the place of uncertainty in our lives by language s own acts of discovery by the powers of image, statement, music, and feeling to enlarge in every direction The lucid understandings presented here are gripping and transformative in themselves Investigating the power of poetry to move and change us becomes in these pages an equal investigation into the inhabitance and navigation of our human lives.Closely reading poems by Dickinson, Bash , Szymborska, Cavafy, Heaney, Bishop, and Komunyakaa, among many others, Hirshfield reveals how poetry s world making takes place word by charged word By expanding what is imaginable and sayable, Hirshfield proposes, poems expand what is possible Ten Windows restores us at every turn to a precise, sensuous, and deepened experience of our shared humanity and of the seemingly limitless means by which that knowledge is both summoned and forged.
    Jane Hirshfield
    Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Come Thief Knopf, August 23, 2011 , After HarperCollins, 2006 , which was named a Best Book of 2006 by The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and England s Financial Times and shortlisted for England s T.S Eliot Award and Given Sugar, Given Salt finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award as well as a now classic book of essays, Nine Gates Entering the Mind of Poetry She has also edited and co translated three books collecting the work of women poets from the distant past Hirshfield s other honors include The Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the 40th Annual Distinguished Achievement Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, an honor previously received by Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and William Carlos Williams Her work has been featured in six editions of The Best American Poems and appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement TLS, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Orion, McSweeney s, and elsewhere Hirshfield s poems have also been featured many times on Garrison Keillor s Writers Almanac as well as two Bill Moyers PBS television specials She has presented her poems and taught at festivals and universities throughout the U.S in China, Japan, the Middle East, the U.K Poland, and Ireland Hirshfield s forthcoming appearances schedule can be found at


    Commentaires:

    Arjun Ravichandran
    Collection of diverse essays exploring the supra-sensuous, quasi-magical nature of poetry, focusing on the nature of image, metaphor, truth and paradox as experienced in the hands of master poets. The chapter on Basho was beautiful.

    Ken
    I wrote a review of this book, including a Jack Gilbert poem I found and enjoyed within it, on my poetry blog. If you're interested, you can take a look-see here:kencraftpoetry.wordpress/

    Jsavett1
    This is going to be a strange statement: I really enjoyed reading this book; but if I'd known what was in it, I wouldn't have read it. Hirshfield is tremendous poet and her prose is dazzling. I just couldn't help but be swept up in the language of each of these essays. The exception was the chapter on Haiku which went on far too long. So why the paradox? This is going to sound incredibly inelegant especially given how exquisite Hirshfield's writing is: there's not much actually being said here. [...]

    ulli_z
    These essays are works of art in their own right. Every aspiring poet should read them!

    Joanna Chen
    I just started reading this. It's beautifully written, of course, because Jane Hirshfield thinks deeply and her writing is a series of intense reflections. Even if you are not a fan of poetry this is a book that should be read.

    Catherine Ayres
    This is an amazing book. Hirshfield is herself a master poet, and she writes about other poets' work and how poetry functions and slits life open in a myriad of ways, using her own talents as a poet. I started to underline memorable phrases in this book but found that I was eventually underlining whole pages. I don't think I've ever read such a remarkable set of essays. Hirshfield has given me new perspectives, introduced me to new poets and poems, and given poetry back to me, wrapped up like a [...]

    Carole Burns
    A fascinating, and challenging, look at how poems work, their importance in our world.

    Steven
    This is a remarkable text that explores poetry with beautiful prose. Reading this was an experience.

    Joe
    I review Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, by Jane HirshfieldHirshfield defines a good poem as “a through-passage, words that leave poet, reader, and themselves ineradicably changed.” They transform in innumerable ways, as Hirshfield ably demonstrates through the book’s many examples. Some transformations are wrought in sound, others in connotation. A bit more complicated, though, is her idea that the poem’s transformation on the page is retained, at least in part by the [...]

    Joseph
    This whole book is one giant poem. It's verse, it's flow, it's energy, and its no nonsense organization, send brilliant blips of understanding and insight into the reader in powerful waves. I'll be rereading this book periodically throughout life, and I believe it had made me a better writer. The author is a woman who it totally in love and immersed in the topics of which she speaks, and her professionalism and wisdom come through on every page.

    Amber
    Good analysis and in depth readings of a very diverse clutch of poems. I was more expecting a kind of world-viewing though, and this was centered almost entirely on the experience of an American reader of a specific class. Not really how poetry changes the world or windows of any larger importance than that of individual introspection- which didn't make the book as a whole bad, it just failed my expectations entirely.

    MountainShelby
    I always learn a great deal when experiencing how artists across many forms (visual, text, music) view the creation of their work. This book is a solid addition to that list and is especially recommended for readers of Hirshfield's poetry.

    Mabel Ferragut Smith
    Great insights, beautifully written in prose which is at times as dense as poetry. I love the way Hirshfield makes manifest the importance of poetry and art, without concern for arguments against its utility. Poetry is important simply by the fact that it is.

    Gary
    I enjoy a good quick exciting page-turner as well as the next reader, but for one that enriches your enjoyment of all literature, a deep, creative, positive, enlightening, joyous, introducing piece of writing like Hirshfield's, I'll take time, gladly.

    Carol Fillmore
    This book is amazing, a must read for aspiring poets. She inspiresmight even be a muse. The essays showed the way to proceed with one poem in progress and provided inspiration for a new work.

    Jennifer
    This book is already on my reread list! What a beautiful, contemplative, scholarly book on poetry and poetics. Packed with a wide variety of poems that illustrate her points wonderfully. Brava!

    Sigrun Hodne
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    Kirsten
    Enjoyed her articulations and nuggets of wisdom throughout. A poem, she writes, is "a living fabrication of new comprehension.""Art's desire is not to convey the already established but to transform the life that takes place within its presence."This book was so thick and rich, it sort of overwhelmed me, though--much to digest in each chapter.

    Ann Michael
    I liked Nine Gates a bit better, and I think the first essay in this collection is kind of over-written. However, there's an excellent piece on Basho, and the other essays are wonderful.

    Dallas Crow
    Incredibly thoughtful, wide ranging, and well written.

    Barbara Esgalhado
    Gorgeous and informative. A wonderful book on how poetry works to transform us and keep us human in the full sense of the word.

    Laurie
    HIrshfield begins by asking how poems, how art, work. And, basically, how do we work? She acknowledges that these are questions with answers we seek throughout life. It is proposed that we see through language, we hear through language. "A poem is not the outer event or phenomenonr the feeling or insight it may seem to reveal or evoke. A poem may involve bothbut is a living fabrication of new comprehension." Examples of poems are presented. In the beginning, I was engaged and understanding the p [...]

    Julie
    This book took the entire forever to read, but not because it wasn't brilliant and beautiful. It was like eating a fancy fifteen-course meal. Tiny nibbles at a time, much discussion and thoughtful staring into space between, and then another bite to chew and swallow. This book is written intelligently and gorgeously, and as such, it is almost a poem in itself. I learned much from it, and I'm sure if I re-read it, I'd learn even more. I particularly enjoyed her breakdown and analysis of sample po [...]

    Rebekah
    I am torn about my rating for this one, or even if I should rate it. Some of the chapters I really liked. I thought Hirshfield was at her best when describing the HISTORICAL and cultural significance of poems, such as the haiku chapter. She was also really good at picking out poems that were powerful that I had not read or come across before. Other chapters literally put me to sleep faster than a narcotic. And a few chapters set my teeth on edge, the worst examples of pretentious, narcissistic n [...]

    Connie Kronlokken
    Hirshfield meets me where I am and takes me where I want to be. "A work of art is not a piece of fruit lifted from a tree branch: it is a ripening collaboration of artist, receiver and world." Dense and thought-provoking, each of her essays awakens me. She talks about freedom, the precise freedom one has in contemplative looking at the world, when on has no designs on it, the freedom we need.Hirshfield points out all the ways language carries the numinous. Language, in all of its ramifications, [...]

    David Anthony Sam
    Jane Hirshfield doesn't just write some of the finest poetry being published at this moment, she is also a great explicator and celebrator of poems. In Ten Windows, she argues that since language has power and poetry is uniquely powerful language, poems can indeed change the world. I gave up on trying to write the world whole decades ago, but she still makes good points as she gives excellent readings of powerful poetry:"And by changing selves, one by one, art changes also the outer world that s [...]

    Marge
    Another deeply engaging and satisfying book on the nature of poetry, by Jane Hirshfield, whose poetry is informed by her Buddhism, and whose essays are full of both. Loved this book, and the earlier one "Nine Gates," especially.

    Greg Bem
    My head responded with a clemency and calmness to a world of poetry I thought I had overly known.

    Enid
    Very interesting and well written!

    Reuel
    Brilliant, incisive writing and analysis. A pleasure to read.

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