The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration
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About the Author
EDWARD HIRSCH is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. A MacArthur fellow, he has published ten books of poems and six books of prose. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for literature. He serves as president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and lives in Brooklyn.
PRAISE FOR HOW TO READ A POEM"Laudable . . . The answer Hirsch gives to the question of How to Read a Poem is: Ecstatically."--The Boston Book Review "A lovely book, full of joy and wisdom."--The Baltimore Sun "Hirsch takes us forcefully through his love of verse, with welcome technical asides and biographical detours along the way."--Publishers Weekly "Hirsch, a truly gifted poet and scholar, brings the full heat of his literary passion to this enlightening and deeply moving journey into the heart of poetry."--Booklist "Hirsch is so steeped in literature, painting, and music, and so voracious in his pursuit of the revelations art delivers, that he's able to articulate the seemingly ineffable through brillant critical analyses and empathic insights into artists' lives....[a] unique, exhilarating, and virtuosic performance." - Booklist