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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 cant 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 transformation he feels. His fifteen-year-old son walking on Broadway is a fledgling about to sail out over the treetops; he has a new love, passionately described in “I Wish I Could Paint You”; he is ready to live, he tells us, “solitary, bittersweet, and utterly free.”

More personal than any of his previous collections, Special Orders is Edward Hirschs most significant book to date.

The highway signs pointed to our happiness;

the greasy spoons and gleaming truck stops

were the stations of our pilgrimage.

Wasnt that us staggering past the riverboats,

eating homemade fudge at the county fair

and devouring each others body?

They come back to me now, delicious love,

the times my sad heart knew a little sweetness.

from “The Sweetness”

About the Author

Edward Hirsch is the author of six previous collections of poetry, including Wild Gratitude, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also published four prose books, among them How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry, a national best seller. He has received numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, and publishes regularly in a wide variety of magazines and journals, including The American Poetry Review and The New Yorker. A longtime teacher in the creative writing program at the University of Houston, he is now the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307266811
Subtitle:
Poems
Author:
Hirsch, Edward
Publisher:
Knopf
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author - Other
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Publication Date:
20080311
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.56x6.22x.51 in. .57 lbs.

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