The Essential Poet’s Glossary


"An instant classic that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious poet and literature student."—Washington Post Pages: 400 pages Publisher: Mariner Books, Paperback, 2016 Language: English ISBN-13: 9780544931237 A Poet’s Glossary was an extraordinary achievement, a definitive source for poets and poetry lovers alike. Now, The Essential

A Poet’s Glossary


A major addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirsch’s sparkling new work is a compilation of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore—a book that all readers, writers, teachers, and students of poetry will return to over and over. Hirsch has delved deeply into the poetic traditions of the

Poet’s Choice


Edward Hirsch began writing a column called "Poet’s Choice" in the Washington Post Book World in 2002. This book brings together those enormously popular columns, some of which have been revised and expanded, to present a minicourse in world poetry. Poet’s Choice includes the work of more than one hundred poets from ancient

The Demon and the Angel


A work of art, whether a painting, a dance, a poem, or a jazz composition, can be admired in its own right. But how does the artist actually create his or her work? What is the source of an artist's inspiration? What is the force that impels the artist to set down a

How to Read a Poem

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"Hirsch's contribution is significant, [grounded] in the obvious pleasure he has experienced through words. . . . Who could resist the wiles of this poetry-broker-a writer rapidly becoming the baby boomers' preeminent man of letters?" —Detroit Free Press Pages: 368 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (1999) Language: English ISBN-13:978-0156005661

Responsive reading

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This collection brims with wide-ranging encounters and explorations, fundamental discoveries, and reconsiderations. It is a book of deep, attentive, and appreciative readings. In Responsive Reading, reading itself is treated as a creative act, an intimate, triggering, and momentous activity. The collection begins with a reconsideration of the "J" author, the most ancient and humanly

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