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


Edward Hirsch

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.