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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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.