Edward Hirsch (20 January 1950 / Chicago)
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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- After a Long Insomniac Night
- Branch Library
- Early Sunday Morning
- Edward Hopper and the House by the Railr...
- Fast Break
- For the Sleepwalkers
- I'm Going to Start Living Like a Mystic
- In Memoriam Paul Celan
- Late March
- Lay Back the Darkness
- Poor Angels
- The Skokie Theater
- 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