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Award-winning poet, essayist and translator Jane Hirshfield is the author of several collections of poetry, including "After," “Given Sugar, Given Salt,” “The Lives of the Heart,” “The October Palace,” “Come, Thief” and her latest, “The Beauty” (Knopf). She also recently published the nonfiction book "Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World" (Knopf). Hirshfield has received several honors including a Poetry Center Book Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Academy of American Poets. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and the Times Literary Supplement. She has been featured many times on Garrison Keillor's "Writers Almanac" radio program. In 2004 Hirshfield was awarded the 70th Academy Fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement by the Academy of American Poets, an honor formerly held by such poets as Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and Elizabeth Bishop.