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 Poetry. His 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 Fire. Hirsch 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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