Who is Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch Edward M. Hirsch (born January 20, 1950) is an American poet and critic who wrote a national bestseller about reading poetry. He has published nine books of poems, including The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of work, and Gabriel: A Poem (2014), a book-length elegy for his son that The New Yorker called "a masterpiece of sorrow." He has also published five prose books about poetry. He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memo...
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Edward Hirsch Poems

  • Edward Hopper And The House By The Railroad (1925)
    Out here in the exact middle of the day,
    This strange, gawky house has the expression
    Of someone being stared at, someone holding
    His breath underwater, hushed and expectant; ...
  • Amour Honestus
    The nights were long and cold and bittersweet,
    And he made a song for the hell of it.

    She stood by the window, a heavenly light ...
  • After A Long Insomniac Night
    I walked down to the sea in the early morning
    after a long insomniac night.

  • Branch Library
    I wish I could find that skinny, long-beaked boy
    who perched in the branches of the old branch library.

    He spent the Sabbath flying between the wobbly stacks ...
  • To Poetry
    Donâ??t desert me
    just because I stayed up last night
    watching The Lost Weekend.
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  • Parisreview: “we need poetry to keep expanding so that it can account for the actual lives that people are living.” —edward hirsch
  • Ojalart: “we need poetry to keep expanding so that it can account for the actual lives that people are living.” —edward hirsch
  • Stacyskl: 5 of 5 stars to gabriel by edward hirsch
  • Jamainternalmed: 3 poems to make sense of what’s happening in our med centers, our communities, & the world - elizabeth bishop’s “one art” - marilyn chin’s “hospital in oregon” - edward hirsch’s “what the last evening will be like”
  • Schmidt_reads: the "h" section of my poetry shelf gets all the love. heaney, herrick, hesiod, edward hirsch, homer, housman. then keats. if it weren't for dante, dickinson, donne...would i ever leave the "h"? i think not
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Denner's Old Woman
 by William Cowper

In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
The matron herself, in whose old age we see
Not a trace of decline, what a wonder is she!
No dimness of eye, and no cheek hanging low,
No wrinkle, or deep-furrow-d frown on the brow!
Her forehead indeed is here circled around
With locks like the ribbon with which they are bound;

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