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An Afternoon with Edward Hirsch and Jeffrey Harrison via Zoom

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Free – $25

Join us for a reading and Q&A with award-winning poets Edward Hirsch (Stranger by Night, Penguin, 2020) and Jeffrey Harrison (Between Lakes, Four Way Books, 2020) as they read from their latest collections and discuss the craft of poetry. This reading is free and open to the public, though we would be most grateful for a donation.

Four Way Books has offered a discount code (HVWC2020) for all orders of Jeffrey’s most recent collection when you purchase it directly from the Four Way website from 10.18-10.20. Please support our friends at the family-owned local Village Bookstore in Pleasantville, NY where you order Edward Hirsch’s book here.

Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. He was born in Chicago in 1950 and educated at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in Folklore. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, the Prix de Rome, and an Academy of Arts and Letters Award. In 2008, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Edward Hirsch’s first collection of poems, For the Sleepwalkers (1981), received the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University and the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. His second collection, Wild Gratitude (1986), won the National Book Critics Award.
Since then, he has published six additional books of poems: The Night Parade (1989), Earthly Measures (1994),On Love(1998), Lay Back the Darkness (2003), Special Orders (2008), and The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of poems. Hirsch is also the author of five prose books, including A Poet’s Glossary (2014), the result of decades of passionate study,Poet’s Choice (2006), which consists of his popular columns from the Washington Post Book World, and How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999), a national bestseller. He is the editor of Theodore Roethke’s Selected Poems (2005) and co-editor of The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology (2008). He also edits the series “The Writer’s World” (Trinity University Press). Hirsch 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.

Jeffrey Harrison’s sixth book of poetry, Between Lakes, was published by Four Way Books in September 2020. His previous book, Into Daylight, won the Dorset Prize and was published by Tupelo Press in 2014, and Incomplete Knowledge (2006) was runner-up for the Poets’ Prize. His first book, The Singing Underneath, was selected by James Merrill for National Poetry Series in 1987. A volume of his selected early poems, The Names of Things, was published in the U.K. by the Waywiser Press in 2006. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Bogliasco Foundation, among other honors, and his poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize volumes, and been featured regularly on The Writer’s Almanac and in Ted Kooser’s column American Life in Poetry.

 

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Date:
October 18
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Cost:
Free – $25
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Website:
http://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/hirschharrison/

Venue

Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
Phone:
914.332.5953
Website:
www.writerscenter.org

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HVWC
Phone:
914.332.5953
Email:
ask@writerscenter.org
Website:
www.writerscenter.org