Poet Edward Hirsch to Read Tuesday at 7:30 pm

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Read more about the award-winning poet and author of the bestselling literary user's manual, How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry.

Poet, Edward Hirsch


Tuesday, April 12, 2011
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

The event is free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Since his arrival to the poetry scene 30 years ago, writer Edward Hirsch has risen to prominence, not only among poets and poetry lovers but also among a much wider American readership-thanks to his bestselling literary user's manual, How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry.

For more information, please consult the news release on the Smith College website or the Smith College Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

book cover Living Fire: New and Selected Poems by Edward Hirsch


Hirsch's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, American Poetry Review, and The Paris Review. His collections of poems include: Wild Gratitude (1986), On Love (1998), Lay Back the Darkness (2003), Special Orders (2008), and, most recently, The Living Fire: New & Selected Poems, drawn from a lifetime of "wild gratitude" in poetry. He's also published five books of nonfiction, and serves as series editor of The Writer's Word (Trinity University Press). From 2002 to 2005 he wrote the weekly column "Poet's Choice" for the Washington Post Book World.

Search by author to locate <Hirsch, Edward> in the Five College Library Catalog.

A native of Chicago, Hirsch has taught at Wayne State and the University of Houston, and now resides in New York, where he serves as president of the Guggenheim Foundation. Among his many, many honors are fellowships from the Guggenheim and Ingram Merrill Foundations, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, an Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. In 2008, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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Biography in Context
Includes entry from Contemporary Authors Online 2008, Contemporary Poets 2001, and The Writers Dictionary 2011, and more. Also includes academic journal and magazine articles, news, and an audio clip.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for <Edward Hirsch> to find or link to poems, articles, and reviews.
Use SC Links to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Website Access
Academy of American Poets- biography, poems (audio & text), & more http://www.poets.org
Poetry Foundation - poems (audio & text) http://www.poetryfoundation.org
Videos for Edward Hirsch (Google) http://video.google.com/


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