Edward Hirsch is an American poet and critic who wrote a national bestseller about reading poetry. He has published eight books of poems, including The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of work. He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in New York City (not to be mistaken with E. D. Hirsch, Jr.).
Hirsch was born in Chicago. He had a childhood involvement with poetry, which he later explored at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in folklore.
Hirsch was a professor of English at Wayne State University. In 1985, he joined the faculty ... more »
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- Fast Break
- In Memoriam Paul Celan
- After a Long Insomniac Night
- For the Sleepwalkers
- Wild Gratitude
- I'm Going to Start Living Like a Mystic
- To Poetry
- Edward Hopper and the House by the Railr...
- Lay Back the Darkness
- Poor Angels
- The Skokie Theater
- Late March
- The Widening Sky
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A hook shot kisses the rim andEdward Hirsch (b. 1950), U.S. poet. Fast Break (l. 1-6). . . Direction of Poetry, The; an Anthology of Rhymed and Metered Verse Written in the Eng...
hangs there, helplessly, but doesn't drop
and for once our gangly starting center
boxes out his man and times his jump
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