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  • Gabrielby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 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 director opened the coffin / And there... more...

  • Lay Back the Darknessby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 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 with classic poetic texts,... more...

  • On Loveby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    "Life has to have the plenitude of art," Edward Hirsch affirms in his fifth volume of poems, On Love , which further establishes him as a major artist. From its opening epigraph by Thomas Hardy and an initiating prayer for transformation, On Love takes up the subjects of separateness and fusion, autonomy and blur. The initial progression of fifteen... more...

  • Special Ordersby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In Special Orders, the renowned poet Edward Hirsch brings us a new series of tightly crafted poems, work that demonstrates a thrilling expansion of his tone and subject matter. It is with a mixture of grief and joy that Hirsch examines what he calls ?the minor triumphs, the major failures? of his life so far, in lines that reveal a startling frankness... more...

  • The Night Paradeby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Straightforward and precise, these poems, almost exclusively in narrative form, beckon the reader with their immediacy. Gracefully confirming the inextricable links between self and family, Hirsch, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for Wild Gratitude , is, at his best, captivating, transforming tremendous respect for and fascination with... more...

  • The Living Fireby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00

    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 the voices of Baudelaire and Gertrude Stein,... more...

  • Earthly Measuresby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    Edward Hirsch's strong, arresting poems have been praised from the start of his career. Of his second book, Wild Gratitude, Robert Penn Warren said, "I am convinced that the best poems here are unsurpassed in our time". This, his fourth collection, contains his finest work. From gritty, apocalyptic views of the urban Midwest to brilliantly empathetic... more...

  • Wild Gratitudeby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95

    An excerpt from the poem, Wild Gratitude:   "Tonight when I knelt down next to our cat, Zooey, And put my fingers into her clean cat's mouth, And rubbed her swollen belly that will never know kittens, And watched her wriggle onto her side, pawing the air, And listened to her solemn little squeals of delight, I was thinking about the poet, Christopher... more...

  • How to Read a Poemby Edward Hirsch

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 15.00

    In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. more...

  • A Poet's Glossaryby Edward Hirsch

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 24.00

    A joyful, elegant glossary of poetic terms spanning centuries and continents, from the famed poet and author of the bestselling How to Read a Poem (And Fall in Love with Poetry) . more...