Spring 2000 • Vol. XXII No. 2 Nonfiction |

The Question of Affirmation and Despair: An Interview with Edward Hirsch

Born in Chicago in 1950, Edward Hirsch was educated at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned the doctorate in 1979. He has taught at several colleges and universities, and he presently teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Houston. His previous books of poetry include For the Sleepwalkers, Wild Gratitude, The Night Parade, Earthly Measures, and, recently, On Love. His most recent book is How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry. He has won many awards, including the Lavan Younger Poets Award, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, the Prix de Rome, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award (for his collection Wild Gratitude), and, in 1998, the American Academy of Arts & Letters Award for Literature. Recently, he was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship. Ed and I met at the Sewanee Writers Conference in the summer of 1998. Located on the top of the Cumberla

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Edward Hirsch
Edward Hirsch is the winner of many awards, fellowships, and other honors, including Guggenheim, NEA, Delmore Schwartz Memorial, and the National Book Circle Award. He has published numerous books of poetry, most recently Gabriel: A Poem.

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