Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807063873, 103pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2009
Jane Hirshfield is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently "After." In 2004, she was awarded the 70th Academy Fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement by The Academy of American Poets. She is also editor and co-translator of two now-classic collections of women's poetry from the past, "The Ink Dark Moon: Poems by Komachi and Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan" and "Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women." She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
We are so fortunate that two magnificent poets have been drawn to Mirabai's music. Like two twining flutes, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield ignite these subtle, surrendered-heart notes.—Coleman Barks, author of The Drowned Book and The Essential Rumi