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How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry Paperback – 20 November 2010
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Hirsch's contribution is significant, [grounded] in the obvious pleasure he has experienced through words. . . . Who could resist the wiles of this poetry-broker-a writer rapidly becoming the baby boomers' preeminent man of letters?-Detroit Free Press
Laudable . . . The answer Hirsch gives to the question of how to read a poem is: Ecstatically.-The Boston Book Review
About the Author
EDWARD HIRSCH is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. A MacArthur fellow, he has published ten books of poems and six books of prose. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for literature. He serves as president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and lives in Brooklyn.
- Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; New edition (20 November 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0156005662
- ISBN-13 : 978-0156005661
- Reading age : 14 years and up
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.28 x 22.86 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 184,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The glossary is especially helpful but is in very small print, not good for my senior eyes.
Try Molly Peacock's book on how to read poetry if Hirsch's topic interests you.