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The Quarantine Tapes 173: Edward Hirsch

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EPISODE SUMMARY “As soon as something happens to you in America people start asking if you’re healing yet and they immediately start with the healing questions. It’s not that I’m against healing, I think healing is important, but you

Edward Hirsch, The Art of Poetry No. 887

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Edward Hirsch is the author of ten poetry books, most recently Stranger by Night (2020). His debut, For the Sleepwalkers, published in 1981 when he was thirty-one, won the Lavan Younger Poets Award. It was followed by 1986’s National Book

PBS News Hour: Edward Hirsch reads another excerpt from “Gabriel: A Poem”

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Edward Hirsch reads a second excerpt from his new book, "Gabriel: A Poem," an elegy for his son, who died in 2011. ABOUT

A Poet On Losing His Son: ‘Before You Heal, You Have To Mourn’

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On a stormy night in 2011, poet Edward Hirsch lost his 22-year-old son, Gabriel. After taking a club drug, Gabriel had a seizure and died of cardiac arrest. In life, Gabriel was exciting and energetic, but he also struggled, as

Reading at the Free Library of Philadelphia

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Over the course of eight collections of poetry, four books of criticism, and the long-running “Poet’s Choice” column in the Washington Post, Edward Hirsch has cemented his reputation as an attentive reader and an elegant poet, capturing what the Romantic poets

Poet-to-Poet Edward Hirsch, “Fast Break”

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Edward Hirsch reading “Fast Break,” as part of Poet-to-Poet, the Academy of American Poets’ educational project for National Poetry Month 2014. Pellentesque a massa nec massa laoreet iaculis. Nam fermentum porta velit. Aenean mattis bibendum dictum. Nulla convallis egestas

5×15 Lecture

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Edward Hirsch was born in Chicago in 1950 and educated both at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in folklore. His first collection of poems, For the Sleepwalkers, was published in 1981 and went

PEN Bravery in Poetry Lecture: Joseph Brodsky

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Edward Hirsch discusses the life and work of Joseph Brodsky at the Bravery in Poetry event at PEN's 2013 World Voices Festival

Hay Festival Reading and Interview

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Edward Hirsch is an American poet and critic who captivated audiences with the acclaimed 'bestseller' How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry, in which he brought the pleasure of poetry to readers. Author of eight compilations of

An Interview with Edward Hirsch by Judith Harris

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Judith Harris:  I assume that in the years between high school, when you first started writing poetry, and the publication of your first book, when you were thirty-one, your work was changing as you developed your craft.  What were the

Rattapallax Feature: Edward Hirsch

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Interview and short film about poet Edward Hirsch.

Folger Shakespeare Library: O. B. Hardison Poetry Series

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Folger Shakespeare Library: O. B. Hardison Poetry Series

Big Think Interview with Edward Hirsch

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Edward Hirsch's first collection of poems, "For the Sleepwalkers," was published in 1981 and went on to receive the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University. His second

Edward Hirsch: American Perspectives

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Edward Hirsch examines the complex relationships between American poets and painters. Listen to the lecture.

The Writers World

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The Writer’s World features writers from around the globe discussing what it means to write, and to be a writer, in many different parts of the world. Each book offers a window into a particular culture with diverse traditions, landscapes, and

PROFILE: Edward Hirsch at Poetry Foundation

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Poet and author Edward Hirsch has built a reputation as an attentive and elegant writer and reader of poetry. Over the course of many collections of poetry and criticism, and the long-running “Poet’s Choice” column in the Washington Post, Hirsch has transformed

PROFILE: Edward Hirsch at Poets.org

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Edward Hirsch was born in Chicago on January 20, 1950, and educated both at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a PhD in folklore. His first collection of poems, For the Sleepwalkers (Alfred A. Knopf), was published in

Edward Hirsch on falling in love with poetry

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On this edition of HoCoPoLitSo's "The Writing Life," poet Michael Collier and mid-westerner Ed Hirsch huddle in shirt sleeves to talk poetry. Not only American, but international poets he read in translation, says Hirsch, enable him to discover his vocation.

Story About the Story: An Interview with Edward Hirsch

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J.C. Hallman continues his series of Q&A’s with Story About the Story contributors today with Edward Hirsch. In addition to more than half a dozen books of poems, Edward Hirsch is the author of several books of “creative criticism,” including How to Read a Poem,

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Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. He was born in Chicago in 1950—his accent makes it impossible for him to hide his origins—and educated at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in Folklore.

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