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Special Orders Poems

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ISBN-10: 0307266818

ISBN-13: 9780307266811

Edition: 2008

Authors: Edward Hirsch

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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 in the man composing them, a fearlessness in confronting his own internal divisions: "I lived between my heart and my head, / like a married couple who can't get along," he writes in "Self-portrait." These poems constitute a profound, sometimes painful self-examination, by the end of which the poet marvels at the sense of expectancy and…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

More Than Halfway
Special Orders
Cotton Candy
Branch Library
Playing the Odds
My Father's Track-and-Field Medal, 1932
Cold Calls
Second-Story Warehouse
The Swimmers
The Chardin Exhibition
On the Rhine
Krakow, 6 A.M.
Elegy for the Jewish Villages
Soutine: A Show of Still Lifes
The Minimalist Museum
Self-portrait
A Few Encounters with My Face
Man Without a Face
To My Shadow
More Than Halfway
A Partial History of My Stupidity
To the Clearing
Late March
Green Night
To D.B.
Bounty
To Houston
Eighteen Steps
Charades
Boy with a Headset
Green Figs
The Sweetness
To Lethargy
Gnostic Gospels
A New Theology
Happiness Writes White
I Wish I Could Paint You
To the Subway
As I Walked Home from the Hospital
Green Couch
A Night in September
After a Long Insomniac Night