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In his seventieth year, the award-winning poet looks back on what was and accepts what is, in a deeply moving and beautiful sequence about what sustains him.

Beginning with "My Friends Don't Get Buried," the lament of a delinquent mourner as his friends have begun to die, and ending with the plaintive note to self "don't write elegies/anymore," Edward Hirsch takes us
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Hardcover, 80 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Knopf Publishing Group
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Zach
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Nice little poems, particularly the ones reflecting on how to keep living when many of your friends are passed. Ive yet to learn that feeling but suspect that Hirsch captured something essential about it. Would particularly recommend this collection for people who usually get turned off by poetry; its got an unassuming breeziness to it. ...more
Leonard
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love these poems by Hirsch. They're like little peep holes looking at a small part of an interesting and inquisitive life. Really nice reading and probably good for people who don't usually read poetry.
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Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast read, beautiful and poignant. Every poem is proof that you can write from pure nostalgia without being sappy or overly sentimental.
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Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. He was born in Chicago in 1950his accent makes it impossible for him to hide his originsand educated at Grinnell College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Ph.D. in Folklore. His devotion to poetry is lifelong.He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim ...more

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