Visiting Writer: Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch has published eight collections of poetry, including The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of work. His first book of poems, For the Sleepwalkers (1981) was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; his second, Wild Gratitude (1986) won the award in 1987. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and received a MacArthur “genius” award in 1997. In addition to his poetry work he is also known for running the “Poet’s Choice” column in the Washington Post. To read more about him please visit: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/edward-hirsch