Literary Events

Jane Hirshfield

When: Thu., Sept. 8, 7:30-9 p.m. 2011

November.One pear/sways on the tree past leaves, past reason. Thus starts "The Pear," one of many poems in Jane Hirshfield's latest collection, Come, Thief, that handle death, illness, and the passage of time with grace and compassion. Hirshfield reads on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Mrs. Dalloway's (2904 College Ave., Berkeley). 7:30 p.m., free. 510-704-8222 or

Stefanie Kalem

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