Jane Hirshfield

Zen, Science and Poetry

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2025 – 7:00 PM

$35 – $75

Programmed by Denise Low

Jane Hirshfield

May 3, 2025

Zen, Science and Poetry

In this solo virtuoso reading, Jane Hirshfield’s meditative poems open spiritual perspectives in daily moments. Her book of essays Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry is a classic, at  the intersections of Zen Buddhist practice, thoughtful immediacy, and verse. Ranging from the political, ecological, and scientific to the metaphysical, personal, and passionate, Hirshfield praises the radiance of particularity and reckons the consequence of the daily. Her poems and essays traverse the crises of the biosphere, questions of social justice, and the myriad interior quandaries of heart, mind, and spirit. She studied at the San Francisco Zen Center for eight years. Jane Hirshfield is the recipient of many accolades, including being a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winning both the California Book Award and The Poetry Center Book Award. She co-founded the Poets for Science traveling installation, which premiered on the Washington Mall at the first March for Science. She was elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. Her ten poetry books include the newly published The Asking: New & Selected Poems (2023) and Ledger (2020). This Mill Valley author contributes to many readings and conferences throughout the state and the nation.

Saturday, May 3, 7:00 PM



Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield



Things to Know

Our Venue

THE 222 is a small intimate venue. All seats are very good and have a clear view of the stage.

Seating for this concert is club style with round tables that seat four people. Seating will be assigned by the date of purchase, so the sooner you buy your tickets the closer you will be within the ticket level you purchase from.


222 Seating Plan

Priority seating available for members.

If you want to be seated with friends, the best thing is to buy the tickets together. If not, you can email us at and request to be seated with your friends. After they have their ticket confirmation, just let us know their names.

You will be assigned and escorted to a seat within the level of your purchase.

We are located at 222 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448 (707) 473-9152

Run Time

Approximately 90 minutes (no intermission) 


THE 222 is all on ground level. There are no steps. All facilities are ADA compliant. Public parking is available on the north side of the building and along Healdsburg Ave. and Center St.

Food & Beverage Services

Wine and beverage service is available at THE 222 through Grapeseed Wines. Please come early to make sure you have time to get a drink and be comfortably situated at your table before the event.

Complimentary wrapped chocolates are provided at your table for most events. 

No food service is currently provided.

Age Recommendation

We recommend this performance for ages 10 and up. Children under 5 are not admitted.

Content Advisory

This performance has no content advisory and is suitable for all audiences.

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