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Hirsch, Edward

Overview
Works: 126 works in 291 publications in 2 languages and 14,168 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Biography  Interviews  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PS3558.I64, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward Hirsch
How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry by Edward Hirsch( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Poet's choice by Edward Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The living fire : new and selected poems, 1975-2010 by Edward Hirsch( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Gabriel : a poem by Edward Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant volume of works inspired by the author's son's tragic early death reflects on the young man's boisterous youth, his rebellious early adulthood, and the author's experiences of grief
The demon and the angel : searching for the source of artistic inspiration by Edward Hirsch( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an exploration of the sources and mysteries of artistic creativity, the author examines the concept of "duende," the power of creativity that results in a work of art, as he looks at how different artists respond to the creative impulse
Lay back the darkness : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Wild gratitude by Edward Hirsch( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Special orders : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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.""--book jacket
The making of a sonnet : a Norton anthology( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the sonnet through more than five centuries, evaluating its rise and fall throughout history as well as the numerous ways in which esteemed poets interpreted the sonnet form
Selected poems by Theodore Roethke( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of selected poems by American poet Theodore Roethke, including children's poems and writings from his notebooks
Earthly measures : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
A poet's glossary by Edward Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A joyful, elegant glossary of poetic terms spanning centuries and continents, from the famed poet and author of the best-selling How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry)
The night parade by Edward Hirsch( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And precise, these poems, almost exclusively in narrative form, beckon the reader with their immediacy. Gracefully confirming the inextricable links between self and family, Hirsch, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for Wild Gratitude, is, at his best, captivating, transforming tremendous respect for and fascination with his Eastern European roots and Chicago upbringing into enlightened, richly detailed verse that artfully side-steps sentimentality
On love : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on subjects ranging from the writer, Kafka, to the loneliness of the Prairies. In Ocean of Grass, he writes: "Think of her sometimes when you pace the earth, / our mother, where she was laid to rest. / The ground was holy, but the wind was harsh / for those who drowned in an ocean of grass."
Transforming vision : writers on art( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the sleepwalkers : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My lost poets : a life in poetry by Philip Levine( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays, speeches, and journal entries from one of our most admired and best-loved poets that illuminate how he came to understand himself as a poet, the events and people that he wrote about, and the older poets who influenced him. In prose both as superbly rendered as his poetry and as down-to-earth and easy as speaking, Levine reveals the things that made him the poet he became. In the title essay, originally the final speech of his poet laureate year, he recounts how as a boy he composed little speeches walking in the night woods near his house and how he later realized these were his first poems. He wittily takes on the poets he studied with in the Iowa Writing Program: John Berryman, who was his great teacher and lifelong friend, and Robert Lowell, who was neither. His deepest influences--jazz, Spain, the working people of Detroit--are reflected in many of the pieces. There are essays on Spanish poets he admires, William Carlos Williams, Wordsworth, Keats, and others. A wonderful, moving collection of writings that add to our knowledge and appreciation of Philip Levine--both the man and the poet"--
A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three generations of writers celebrate a master whose life and work continue to reverberate in contemporary letters. William Maxwell, who died in July 2000, was revered as one of the twentieth century's great American writers and a longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker. Now writers who knew Maxwell and were inspired by him - both the man and his work - offer intimate essays, most specifically written for this volume, that "bring him back to life, right there in front of us." Alec Wilkinson writes of Maxwell as mentor; Edward Hirsch remembers him in old age; Charles Baxter illuminates the magnificent novel So Long, See You Tomorrow; Ben Cheever recalls Maxwell and his own father; Donna Tartt vividly describes Maxwell's kindness to herself as a first novelist; and Michael Collier admires him as a supreme literary correspondent. Other appreciations include insightful pieces by Alice Munro, Anthony Hecht, a poem by John Updike, and a brief tribute from Paula Fox. Ending this splendid collection is Maxwell himself, in the unpublished speech "The Writer as Illusionist"--
Responsive reading by Edward Hirsch( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American poetry, 2016 by David Lehman( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues-guest edited this year by award-winning poet Edward Hirsch, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the president of The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Best American Poetry series is "a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh and memorable" (Robert Pinsky); a guiding light for the mood and shape of modern American poetry. Each year, this series presents essential American verse and the poets who create it. Truly the "best" American poetry has appeared in this venerable collection for over twenty-five years. A poet of decided brilliance since his 1981 debut collection, For the Sleepwalkers, Edward Hirsch curates a thoughtful selection of poetry for 2016 and an Introduction to be savored. Jumpha Lahiri said of Hirsch, "The trademarks of his poems are ... to be intimate but restrained, to be tender without being sentimental, to witness life without flinching, and above all, to isolate and preserve those details of our existence so often overlooked, so easily forgotten, so essential to our souls." Hirsch's choices for this collection reflect the soul of poetry in America. As ever, series editor David Lehman opens this year's edition with an insider's guide and a thoughtful contemplation of poetry today
 
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How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry
Alternative Names
Edward Hirsch Amerikaans dichter

Edward Hirsch amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Edward Hirsch Poet

Hirsch, Edward

Languages
English (155)

German (1)

Covers
Poet's choiceThe living fire : new and selected poems, 1975-2010The demon and the angel : searching for the source of artistic inspirationLay back the darkness : poemsWild gratitudeSpecial orders : poemsThe making of a sonnet : a Norton anthologySelected poems