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Poet's Choice

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Publisher Comments:

Edward Hirsch began writing a column called "Poets Choice" in the Washington Post Book World in 2002. This book brings together those enormously popular columns, some of which have been revised and expanded, to present a minicourse in world poetry. Poets Choice includes the work of more than one hundred poets from ancient times to the present—among them Sappho, W. B. Yeats, Czeslaw Milosz, Primo Levi, Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda, Amy Lowell, Mark Strand, and many more—and shares them with all of Hirschs inimitable enthusiasm and joy. Rich, relevant, and inviting, the book offers us the fruits of a life lived in poetry.

Synopsis:

Edward Hirsch began writing a column in the Washington Post Book World called Poet's Choice in 2002. This book brings together those enormously popular columns, some of which have been revised and expanded, to present a minicourse in world poetry; Poet's Choice includes the work of more than 130 poets-from Asia and the Middle East to Europe and America, from ancient times to the present-and demonstrates how poetry responds to the challenges of our modern world. Rich, relevant, and inviting, the book reveals how poetry both puts us in touch with ourselves and connects us to each other.

I don't want to go on being a root in the dark,

Insecure, stretched out, shivering with sleep,

Going on down, into the moist guts of the earth,

Taking in and thinking, eating every day.

I don't want so much misery.

I don't want to go on as a root and a tomb,

Alone under the ground, a warehouse with corpses,

Half frozen, dying of grief.

-from WALKING AROUND by PABLO NERUDA,

translated by ROBERT BLY

About the Author

Edward Hirsch is the author of six books of poems and three books of prose, among them the national bestseller How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry. He has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Prix de Rome, and a MacArthur Fellowship, and is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156032674
Author:
Hirsch, Edward
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Poetry -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.82 lb

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Related Subjects

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Product details 456 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156032674 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Edward Hirsch began writing a column in the Washington Post Book World called Poet's Choice in 2002. This book brings together those enormously popular columns, some of which have been revised and expanded, to present a minicourse in world poetry; Poet's Choice includes the work of more than 130 poets-from Asia and the Middle East to Europe and America, from ancient times to the present-and demonstrates how poetry responds to the challenges of our modern world. Rich, relevant, and inviting, the book reveals how poetry both puts us in touch with ourselves and connects us to each other.

I don't want to go on being a root in the dark,

Insecure, stretched out, shivering with sleep,

Going on down, into the moist guts of the earth,

Taking in and thinking, eating every day.

I don't want so much misery.

I don't want to go on as a root and a tomb,

Alone under the ground, a warehouse with corpses,

Half frozen, dying of grief.

-from WALKING AROUND by PABLO NERUDA,

translated by ROBERT BLY

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