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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward Hirsch  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: January 20, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/157
-- Edward Hirsch on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=edward+hirsch


Illinois Connection

Edward Hirsch was born in Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Edward Hirsch received the National Book Critics award, Prix de Rome and was president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He now lives in New York.


Awards

Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, Embassy of Chile, Office of the Ambassador, 2004; MacArthur Fellowship (1998-2002) several others

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Earthly measures :
ISBN: 9780307760616. OCLC Number: 863217942

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Edward Hirsch's strong, arresting poems have been praised from the start of his career. Of his second book, Wild Gratitude, Robert Penn Warren said, I am convinced that the best poems here are unsurpassed in our time. This, his fourth collection, contains his finest work. From gritty, apocalyptic views of the urban Midwest to brilliantly empathetic portrayals of Simone Weil and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the range of poems is at once wide and subtle. In the Midwest speaks of the nightmare of abandon and decay; From a Train (Hofmannsthal in Greece) is the poet's compelling view of a timeless landscape; The Italian Muse is a meditation on Henry James in Rome; Luminist Paintings at the National Gallery beautifully evokes the sense of nineteenth-century American countryside. There is an argument about transcendence in these poems, an evocation of American spaces and European landscapes, a quest for reconciliation to the earth as it is. Hirsch's work, as Anthony Hecht has said, has not only the courage of its strong emotions, but the language and form that makes and keeps them clear and true.

Earthly measures :
ISBN: 0679765662. OCLC Number: 28376862

Alfred Knopf :. .

Edward Hirsch's strong, arresting poems have been praised from the start of his career. Of his second book, Wild Gratitude, Robert Penn Warren said, "I am convinced that the best poems here are unsurpassed in our time." This, his fourth collection, contains his finest work. From gritty, apocalyptic views of the urban Midwest to brilliantly empathetic portrayals of Simone Weil and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the range of poems is at once wide and subtle. "In the Midwest."

For the sleepwalkers :
ISBN: 0394749081. OCLC Number: 7175211

Knopf,. .

For the sleepwalkers :
ISBN: 0887482511. OCLC Number: 39087635

Carnegie Mellon University Press,. .

How to read a poem :
ISBN: 0613256018. OCLC Number: 609078281

Center for Documentatry studies in association with Harcourt,. .

An exploration of the reasons for and meanings of poetry analyzes poems by Wordsworth, Plath, Neruda, and others to define their unique power and message.

How to read a poem :
ISBN: 0151004196. OCLC Number: 40347405

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This volume presents an exploration of poetry and feeling, introducing poems selected by the author as emblematic because they suggest something crucial about the nature of poetry itself, and offering his insights on how the poems should be read. In this guide, the author reaches out to all those who may be disaffected by the mere mention of poetry and instructs the reader to focus on a personal, emotional response.

Lay Back the Darkness :
ISBN: 1299143113. OCLC Number: 842964704

Knopf,. .

Lay back the darkness :
ISBN: 0375415211. OCLC Number: 52166179

Knopf :. .

"Edward Hirsch's sixth collection is a descent into the darkness of middle age, narrated with exacting tenderness. He explores the boundaries of human fallibility both in candid personal poems ... and in his passionate encounters with classic poetic texts."--Dustjacket.

Night Parade :
ISBN: 1299031749. OCLC Number: 843004509

Knopf,. .

On Love :
ISBN: 1299145760. OCLC Number: 842964268

Knopf,. .

On love :
ISBN: 0375702601. OCLC Number: 44113308

A.A. Knopf,. .

Poet's choice
ISBN: 9780156032674. OCLC Number: 159960294

Harcourt,. .

Poet's choice /
ISBN: 015101356X. OCLC Number: 61684155

Harcourt,. .

A collection of revised and expanded writings culled from the author's popular Washington Post Book World "Poet's Choice" column demonstrates how poetry responds to world challenges and introduces the work of more than 130 writers.

Responsive reading
ISBN: 0472096923. OCLC Number: 40901182

University of Michigan Press,. .

Special orders :
ISBN: 0307266818. OCLC Number: 166358515

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"In 'Special Orders', the renowned poet Edward Hirsch brings us a new series of tightly crafted poems, work that demonstrates a thrilling expansion of his tone and subject matter. It is with a mixture of grief and joy that Hirsch examines what he calls 'the minor triumphs, the major failures' of his life so far, in lines that reveal a startling frankness in the man composing them, a fearlessness in confronting his own internal divisions: 'I lived between my heart and my head, / like a married couple who can't get along, ' he writes in 'Self-portrait.' These poems constitute a profound, sometimes painful self-examination, by the end of which the poet marvels at the sense of expectancy and transformation he feels. His fifteen-year-old son walking on Broadway is a fledgling about to sail out over the treetops; he has a new love, passionately described in 'I Wish I Could Paint You'; he is ready to live, he tells us, 'solitary, bittersweet, and utterly free.'"--Jacket.

The living fire :
ISBN: 9780375710032. OCLC Number: 699763994

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A volume of more than one hundred definitive and original pieces by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning writer includes poems that critically assess his own works and explore such topics as insomnia, culture and the arts.

The living fire :
ISBN: 037541522X. OCLC Number: 401715639

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

A volume of more than one hundred definitive and original pieces by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning writer includes poems that critically assess his own works and explore such topics as insomnia, culture and the arts.

The night parade /
ISBN: 0679722998. OCLC Number: 18907304

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To a nightingale :
ISBN: 9780807615874. OCLC Number: 87743615

George Braziller Publishers :. .

Wild gratitude /
ISBN: 0375710124. OCLC Number: 12262695

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