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Edward Hirsch

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20190405, 20170428

Edward Hirsch is a poet and "MacArthur genius" who heads up the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation and was the editor of The Best American Poetry 2016. In the first part of this interview, he talks about editing that anthology and his book for readers called A Poet's Glossary. He also reads from his book The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems. A 1991 interview with Edward Hirsch is also available in our Audio Archives. The second part of this conversation in available in our audio archives.

(Photo by Michael Lionstar CC BY-SA 4.0)

| Subject Matter: Family, Poetic Terms, Myth | Interview Year: 2016 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award, MacArthur Fellowship |

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