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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry

Born: January 20, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Hirsch was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edward Hirsch received the National Book Critics award, Prix de Rome. In 2008, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He taught for six years in the English Department at Wayne State University and seventeen years in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. He is now president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, Embassy of Chile, Office of the Ambassador, 2004;

-- """The Sleepwalkers"""

-- *Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, New York University

-- *Lavan Younger Poets Award, Academy of American Poets


-- """Wild Gratitude"""

-- *National Book Critics Award


-- """Strangers by the Night"""

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly


-- """Gabriel: A Poem"""

-- *Longlisted, National Book Award, 2014


-- """A Poet's Glossary"""

-- *Starred Review, Booklist