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ABR Arts

Book of the Week

The Asking: New and Selected Poems

The Asking: New and Selected Poems by Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield writes a poem on the first day of each year. ‘Counting, New Year’s Morning, What Powers Yet Remain to Me’ is one of the new poems in The Asking, along with poems selected from nine collections published since 1982. It begins with a question the world asks (‘as it asks daily’): ‘And what can you make, can you do, to change my deep-broken, fractured?




From the Archive

December 2013–January 2014, no. 357

News from the Editor's Desk

Readers’ survey We tend not to burden our readers with surveys. There are quite enough of them in this solicitous world without our adding to…

From the Archive

October 2014, no. 365

'Untitled', a new poem by Zoe Dzunko

Does the for lease sign speak of anything
else than the failure of something; just as
the desert required the lake to dry. Each
dark window waiting to be turned yellow

From the Archive

May 1979, no. 10

The Politics of Tariffs

Bert Kelly has had three careers and one idea. He was a farmer by inheritance and turned himself into an agricultural whiz who could pick flaws in subsidised projects from the Ord River to Kathmandu.