Edward Hirsch (born January 20, 1950) is an American poet and critic who wrote a national bestseller about reading poetry. He has published eight books of poems, including The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of work. He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in New York City (not to be mistaken for E. D. Hirsch, Jr.).
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... Transforming Vision Writers on Art, Selected and Introduced by Edward Hirsch, (Boston Little, Brown, 1994) ISBN 0-8212-2126-4 How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry, (New York Harcourt Brace, 1999) ISBN 0-15-10 ...
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