Book Talk: Poet Edward Hirsch in Conversation with Sarah M. Sala
Where: The Center for Fiction
15 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY
212-755-6710 Price: $25 general, $15 students
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Bellevue Literary Review (BLR) welcomes Edward Hirsch — celebrated poet, president of the Guggenheim Foundation, author of the acclaimed new book The Heart of American Poetry — who will be in conversation with BLR poetry editor Sarah M. Sala in person at The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn.
Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and tireless advocate for poetry. He was born in Chicago in 1950—his accent makes it impossible for him to hide his origins—and educated at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in Folklore. His devotion to poetry is lifelong. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, the Prix de Rome, and an Academy of Arts and Letters Award. In 2008, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Since then, he has published eight additional books of poems: The Night Parade (1989), Earthly Measures (1994), On Love (1998), Lay Back the Darkness (2003), Special Orders (2008), The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of poems, Gabriel: A Poem, a book-length elegy for his son (2014), and Stranger by Night (2020).Buy tickets/get more info now