Jane Hirshfield is the author of eight books of poetry, two essay collections, and four books collecting and co-translating the work of poets from the past, including The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu. Hirshfield’s honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a visiting poet at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford, a UCSF neuroscience program, and the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Her work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Poetry, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books, and eight editions of The Best American Poems. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.