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Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch

·4.18·5,851 Ratings
“ If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough. ” ― Wes Jackson
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  • Selected Poems

    ·4.27·168 Ratings
  • The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration

    ·3.83·105 Ratings
    A work of art, whether a painting, a dance, a poem, or a jazz composition, can be admired in its own right. But how does the artist actually create his or her work? What is the source of an artist's inspiration? What is the force that impels the artist to
  • How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry

    ·3.92·764 Ratings
    How to Read a Poem is an unprecedented exploration of poetry and feeling. In language at once acute and emotional, distinguished poet and critic Edward Hirsch describes why poetry matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message can mak
  • Poet's Choice

    ·4.12·163 Ratings
    Edward Hirsch began writing a column called "Poet’s Choice" in the Washington Post Book World in 2002. This book brings together those enormously popular columns, some of which have been revised and expanded, to present a minicourse in world poetry. Poe
  • Complete Poems and Selected Letters

    ·4.35·2,240 Ratings
    'I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death,' John Keats soberly prophesied in 1818 as he started writing the blankverse epic Hyperion. Today he endures as the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the limits of the imagination and celebr
  • Gabriel: A Poem

    ·4.42·549 Ratings
    Never has there been a book of poems quite like Gabriel, in which a short life, a bewildering death, and the unanswerable sorrow of a father come together in such a sustained elegy. This unabashed sequence speaks directly from Hirsch’s heart to our own,
  • A Poet's Glossary

    ·4.59·104 Ratings
    A major addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirsch’s sparkling new work is a compilation of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore—a book that all readers, writers, teachers, and students of poetry
  • The Living Fire

    ·4.17·96 Ratings
    A rich and significant collection of more than one hundred poems, drawn from a lifetime of “wild gratitude” in poetry.In poems chronicling insomnia (“the blue-rimmed edge / of outer dark, those crossroads / where we meet the dead”), art and cultur
  • Special Orders: Poems

    ·3.81·132 Ratings
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