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Gabriel A Poem

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ISBN-10: 0804172870

ISBN-13: 9780804172875

Edition: 2014

Authors: Edward Hirsch

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An unforgettable account of the life and death of the poet's son, Gabriel.Never has there been a book of poems quite like "Gabriel," in which a short life, a bewildering death, and the unanswerable sorrow of a father come together in such a sustained elegy. This unabashed sequence speaks directly from Hirsch's heart to our own, without sentimentality. From its opening lines-"The funeral director opened the coffin "/" And there he was alone "/" From the waist up"""-Hirsch's account is poignantly direct and open to the strange vicissitudes and tricks of grief. He tells the story of how a once unstoppable child, who suffered from various developmental disorders, turned into a tattooed,…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.90" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

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.