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: “there’s a burning coal inside of us—the poet’s job is to unearth it.” —edward hirsch
  • Ojalart: “there’s a burning coal inside of us—the poet’s job is to unearth it.” —edward hirsch
  • Harvard_review: "he seemed endlessly amused by my american openness, which wore him down and eventually cracked his carefully constructed facade." edward hirsch remembers his friendship with adam zagajewski:
  • Parisreview: “a poem is a dramatic experience. it carries its own meaning.” —edward hirsch
  • Nebeolisao: reading edward hirsch's essay on gluck in the latest issue of threepenny and i'm wowed at how much he made me know i didn't know about the wild iris.
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Not Sickness stains the Brave,
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