LAY BACK THE DARKNESS

PRODUCT DETAILS

Pages: 88 pages
Publisher: Knopf (2003)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0375710025

Editorial Reviews

“It takes a brave poet to follow Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton into the abyss… Hirsch’s poems [are] compassionate, reverential, sometimes relievingly ruthless.”
— Dana Goodyear, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Carefully and subtly ordered… Hirsch in his highest mode.”
— Chris King, Washington Post Book World

“Poems of rare, passionate spiritual energy… Hirsch’s imagery is luminous and uplifting.”
— Charles Guenther, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  “Whether he’s contemplating Homer or the Holocaust, standing transfixed before a painting by Agnes Martin, or holding a handful of fresh figs, Hirsch embraces language as a mystical force, and he and his readers truly are transported.”
— Donna Seaman, Booklist

PRODUCT DETAILS

Pages: 88 pages
Publisher: Knopf (2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 978-0375710025