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Edward Hirsch
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Edward Hirsch has published eight books of poetry and five books of prose. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.  

Edward Hirsch is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com).

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Earthly Measures
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 27, 1996
Price: $18.00

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Earthly Measures
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 9, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Gabriel
A Poem
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.95

Never has there been a book of poems quite like Gabriel, in which a short life, a bewildering death, and the unanswerable sorrow of a father come together in such a sustained elegy. This unabashed sequence speaks directly from Hirsch’s heart to our own, without sentimentality. From its opening lines—“The funeral... Read more >
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Gabriel
A Poem
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Lay Back the Darkness
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 88 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Lay Back the Darkness
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.00

Edward Hirsch’s sixth collection is a descent into the darkness of middle age, narrated with exacting tenderness. He explores the boundaries of human fallibility both in candid personal poems, such as the title piece—a plea for his father, a victim of Alzheimer’s wandering the hallway at night—and in his passionate encounters... Read more >
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The Living Fire
New and Selected Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $21.00

A comprehensive selection of one of our most beloved poet’s rich and signifi cant body of work alongside a gathering of “brilliant, deeply pleasurable” new poems (Booklist).

“The everyday and the otherworldly temper each other in these excellent poems, and American poetry gains new strength as a result.” —The New York Times... Read more >
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The Living Fire
New and Selected Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $27.00

A rich and significant collection of more than one hundred poems, drawn from a lifetime of “wild gratitude” in poetry.

In poems chronicling insomnia (“the blue-rimmed edge / of outer dark, those crossroads / where we meet the dead”), art and culture (poems on Edward Hopper and Paul Celan, love poems in... Read more >
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The Living Fire

Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Night Parade
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 1, 1989
Price: $15.00

Edward Hirsch’s poems are quick with a sense of life and the texture of everyday living. A rich, tender sense of family runs through this book as Hirsch puts down what he calls “memorandums of my affections.” He is a poet of many facets and great sophistication; the book also contains... Read more >
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The Night Parade
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $13.99

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On Love
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 25, 2000
Price: $15.00

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On Love
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Special Orders
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $16.00

In these powerful and “achingly beautiful” (Booklist) poems of self-examination and openness from one of the cornerstones of the poetry world, Edward Hirsch assesses “the minor triumphs, the major failures” of his life, and the people and places that have colored it.

“Hirsch summons the past and holds it like a stone... Read more >
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Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Wild Gratitude

Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 18, 2003
Price: $18.95

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, 1986

“This is a lovely and moving collection, and it has not only the courage of its strong emotions, but the language and form that makes and keeps them clear and true.” —Anthony Hecht

“Hirsch remains a poet of celebration, but the sorrows... Read more >
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Wild Gratitude

Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 11, 2013
Price: $14.99

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Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats

Written by John Keats
Introduction by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 22, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats

Written by John Keats
Introduction by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $16.00

“I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death,” John Keats soberly prophesied in 1818 as he started writing the blankverse epic Hyperion. Today he endures as the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the limits of the imagination and celebrated the pleasures of the senses but suffered a... Read more >
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