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Edward Hirsch

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Edward Hirsch has published five previous books of poems:FOR THE SLEEPWALKERS (1981), WILD GRATITUDE(1986), which won the National BookCritics Circle Award, THE NIGHT PARADE (1989),EARTHLY MEASURES (1994), and ON LOVE (1998).He has also written three prose books, including HOW TOREAD A POEM AND FALL IN LOVE WITH POETRY(1999), a national bestseller, and THE DEMON AND THEANGEL: SEARCHING FOR THE SOURCE OFARTISTIC INSPIRATION (2002). A frequent contributorto leading magazines and periodicals, including THE NEWYORKER, DOUBLETAKE, and AMERICAN POETRYREVIEW, he also writes the Poet's Choice column for theWASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD. He has receivedthe Prix de Rome, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an AmericanAcademy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, and aMacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at the University ofHouston.