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Apr 04, 2015 , 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Read in our staff meeting yesterday.....

Hope and Love

All winter
the blue heron
slept among the horses.
I do not know
the customs of herons,
do not know
if the solitary habit
is their way,
or if he listened for
some missing one—
not knowing even
that was what he did—
in the blowing
sounds in the dark.
I know that
hope is the hardest
love we carry.
He slept
with his long neck
folded, like a letter
put away.
- Jane Hirshfield
...

Language As Lathe: A Conversation on Poetry and Prose ~Co-presented with @[50433857247:274:Point Reyes Books]~ Join TNS Host Eric Karpeles for a conversation with poet Jane Hirshfield. Jane’s poems, described as “radiant and passionate” in The New York Times Book Review and “among the pantheon of the modern masters of simplicity” in the Washington Post, have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Paris Review, Poetry, Harper’s, The New Republic, The American Poetry Review, and eight editions of The Best American Poetry. Her new book, The Beauty (Knopf, 2015), appears along with a new book of essays, Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf, 2015).

Jane Hirshfield

April 4, 2015, 2:00pm

The New School at Commonweal

Language As Lathe: A Conversation on Poetry and Prose ~Co-presented with Point Reyes Books~ Join TNS Host Eric Karpeles for a conversation with poet Jane Hirshfield. Jane’s poems, described as “radiant and passionate” in The New York Times Book Review and “among the pantheon of the modern masters of simplicity” in the Washington Post, have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Paris Review, Poetry, Harper’s, The New Republic, The American Poetry Review, and eight editions of The Best American Poetry. Her new book, The Beauty (Knopf, 2015), appears along with a new book of essays, Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf, 2015).

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The New School at Commonweal is hosting Walter Murch right now! He's talking about Bode's Law of orbital harmonies..... podcast and video coming soon. ...

Walter Murch at The New School right now...podcast and video coming soon.

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