How to Read a Poem And Fall in Love with Poetry

ISBN-10: 0156005662
ISBN-13: 9780156005661
Edition: 1998
Authors: Edward Hirsch
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Description: According to Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life - it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In this book, he shows how to read a poem, covering verse by, among others, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda and Wordsworth.

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

According to Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life - it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In this book, he shows how to read a poem, covering verse by, among others, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda and Wordsworth.

Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. A MacArthur fellow, he has published eight books of poems and four books of prose. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including 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.

Preface
Message in a Bottle
A Made Thing
A Hand, a Hook, a Prayer
Three Initiations
At the White Heat
Five Acts
Beyond Desolation
Poetry and History: Polish Poetry after the End of the World
Re: Form
A Shadowy Exultation
Soul in Action
"To the Reader at Parting"
The Glossary and the Pleasure of the Text
A Reading List and the Pleasure of the Catalog

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