Earthly measures: poems

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Knopf, 1994 - Fiction - 93 pages
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Edward Hirsch's strong, arresting poems have been praised from the start of his career. Of his second book, Wild Gratitude, Robert Penn Warren said, "I am convinced that the best poems here are unsurpassed in our time." This, his fourth collection, contains his finest work. From gritty, apocalyptic views of the urban Midwest to brilliantly empathetic portrayals of Simone Weil and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the range of poems is at once wide and subtle. "In the Midwest"

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These intimate and sensuous poems move from a rejection of the city, with its "skulls of buildings,'' "discarded carcasses of Fords and Chevys,'' and smog like "crumbled bits of charcoal/ in the air ... Read full review

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Orpheus Ascending
52
Blunt Morning
65
Intimations
78
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