Episode 3: Interview with Edward Hirsch


Inter­view with Edward Hirsch, poet, essay­ist, edi­tor, pro­fes­sor, and Guggen­heim Foun­da­tion pres­i­dent. Hirsch is the author of the best­selling book How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with PoetryHis first poetry collection, For the Sleepwalkers won the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets and also the Delmore Schwartz Award from New York University. He has won numer­ous awards include a National Book Crit­ics Cir­cle Award and a MacArthur Foun­da­tion Fel­low­ship (genius grant). His newest book is a collection of new and selected poems called, The Living FireHirsch has stated: “The poet wants jus­tice. And the poet wants art. In poetry we can’t have one with­out the other.”

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