Edward Hirsch, Zell Distinguished Poet in Residence: Reading
Edward Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, has published The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of poetry from seven previous collections, including For the Sleepwalkers (1981), Wild Gratitude (1986), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Night Parade (1989), Earthly Measures (1994), On Love (1998), Lay Back the Darkness (2003), and Special Orders (2008). He has also written five prose books, including How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999), a national bestseller, Poet’s Choice (2006), and Magical Devices: A Poet’s Glossary (forthcoming 2014). He edits the series “The Writer’s World” (Trinity University Press). He has edited Theodore Roethke’s Selected Poems (2005) and co-edited The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology (2008). He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, amongst other awards. He taught at Wayne State University and the University of Houston, and now serves as president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.