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Hirsch, Edward

Overview
Works: 171 works in 412 publications in 2 languages and 15,846 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Essays  Biographies  Speeches  Diaries  Art  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, htt, Creator, Other, Redactor, Recipient
Classifications: PS3558.I64, 811.54
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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 )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,447 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 953 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 780 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 775 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 725 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 )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 690 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
Wild gratitude by Edward Hirsch( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 687 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
A poet's glossary by Edward Hirsch( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 685 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)
Special orders : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 663 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 )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 626 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 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 making of a sonnet : a Norton anthology by Edward Hirsch( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 607 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
The night parade by Edward Hirsch( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 527 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 514 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 450 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 )

8 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 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Galway Kinnell( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 374 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"
Stranger by night : poems by Edward Hirsch( Book )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his 70th birthday year, the award-winning poet looks back on what was and accepts what is, in a beautiful sequence about what sustains him. Beginning with "My Friends Don't Get Buried," the lament of a delinquent mourner as his friends have begun to die, and ending with the plaintive note to self "don't write elegies/anymore," Hirsch takes us backward through the decades in these memory poems of startling immediacy. He recalls the black dress a lover wore when he couldn't yet know the tragedy of her burning spirit; the radiance of an autumn day in Detroit when his students smoked outside, passionately discussing Shelley; the day he got off late from a railyard shift and missed an anti-war demonstration. There are direct and indirect elegies to lost contemporaries like Mark Strand, William Meredith, and, most especially, his longtime compatriot Philip Levine, whom he honors in several poems about daily work in the late midcentury Midwest. As the poet ages and begins to lose his peripheral vision, the world is "stranger by night," but these elegant, heart-stirring poems shed light on a lifetime that inevitably contains both sorrow and its opposite"--
The best American poetry, 2016( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 350 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
 
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How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry
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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 poemsEarthly measures : poems
Alternative Names
Edward Hirsch Amerikaans dichter

Edward Hirsch amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Edward Hirsch poeta estadounidense

Edward Hirsch poeta estatunidenc

Edward Hirsch poeta estauxunidense

Edward Hirsch poeta norte-americano

Edward Hirsch poeta statunitense

Edward Hirsch poète américain

Hirsch, Edward

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Languages
English (195)

German (2)