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Hirsch, Edward

Overview
Works: 156 works in 362 publications in 2 languages and 14,911 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Essays  Speeches  Interviews  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor, 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 )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,467 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 970 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
Gabriel : a poem by Edward Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 788 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 living fire : new and selected poems, 1975-2010 by Edward Hirsch( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 781 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
Lay back the darkness : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 721 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
The demon and the angel : searching for the source of artistic inspiration by Edward Hirsch( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 708 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
A poet's glossary by Edward Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 681 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)
Wild gratitude by Edward Hirsch( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 671 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 )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 670 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.'"--Jacket
Selected poems by Theodore Roethke( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of selected poems by American poet Theodore Roethke, including children's poems and writings from his notebooks
The making of a sonnet : a Norton anthology by Edward Hirsch( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 612 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
Earthly measures : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The night parade by Edward Hirsch( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 518 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 490 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."
My lost poets : a life in poetry by Philip Levine( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 447 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"--
Transforming vision : writers on art( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the sleepwalkers : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Galway Kinnell( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete showcase of "one of the true master poets of his generation," Galway Kinnell (1927-2014): a lifetime's work and a deeply lived life reflected in over two hundred poems"--
The best American poetry, 2016( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated annually, and collected from electronic and print journals, an anthology showcases recent work from the best known and up-and-coming contemporary poets
A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 278 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"--
 
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How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry
Covers
Poet's choiceThe living fire : new and selected poems, 1975-2010Lay back the darkness : poemsThe demon and the angel : searching for the source of artistic inspirationWild gratitudeSpecial orders : poemsSelected poemsThe making of a sonnet : a Norton anthology
Alternative Names
Edward Hirsch Amerikaans dichter

Edward Hirsch amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Hirsch, Edward

Languages
English (170)

German (2)