Events with Visiting Poet Jane Hirshfield on September 28th

On September 28th there are several scheduled events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. The events are co-sponsored by the Alaska Quarterly Review and feature the poet Jane Hirshfield.

On September 28th, campus parking permits will not be required in the library lot during these events.

At Noon Jane Hirshfield will be in Library 307 to talk with UAA and APU students about poetry and the creative writing process. Bring your questions and share some pizza.

At 4pm in Library 307 there will be a Panel Conversation: “Ways of Knowing: Poetry, Science, and the Environment.”
The panelists are: Poet Jane Hirshfield, Stephanie Holthaus (Climate Action Advisor for The Nature Conservancy Alaska and founder of the Women on Climate Initiative of TNC North America), Nancy Lord (Former Alaska Writer Laureate, Homer), and Marie Tozier (Alaska Native poet, Nome).

At 7pm in the auditorium of the Anchorage Museum Jane Hirshfield will read her poetry and sign copies of her latest publication, THE ASKING (Knopf, September 12, 2023) which will be available for sale.

JANE HIRSHFIELD is the author of ten collections of poetry and two now-classic collections of essays on poetry’s deep workings, and the editor of four co-translated books presenting world poets from the deep past. Hirshfield is one of American poetry’s central spokespersons for concerns about the biosphere and interconnection. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations and from the Academy of American Poets; the Poetry Center Book Award and the California Book Award; her books have been long- and finalist-listed for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Her work, translated into seventeen languages, appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and ten editions of The Best American Poetry. A former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2019. Her latest work will be released in September in time for her visit to Anchorage.