Jane Hirshfield reads two poems from IN PERSON: 30 POETS filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce: 'Tree' and 'Burlap Sack'. Pamela Robertson-Pearce has been filming poets reading their work for Bloodaxe's archive and DVD-books. We will be posting further films of individual poets. We are also showing a 45-minute film (featuring 20 poets from the IN PERSON archive reading their work) at various independent cinemas, arts festivals and other venues around Britain and Ireland this year. These two poems by Jane Hirshfield are from EACH HAPPINESS RINGED BY LIONS: SELECTED POEMS (Bloodaxe Books, 2005) and AFTER (HarperCollins, USA & Bloodaxe Books, UK, 2006), 'Tree' being reprinted from her American edition GIVEN SUGAR, GIVEN SALT (HarperCollins, USA, 2001). We filmed Jane Hirshfield when she was visiting London in 2006 to read at Poetry International. She is an American poet, critic and anthologist who trained as a Zen Buddhist, and has lived in northern California since 1974.