Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch has published ten books of poems, including Gabriel: A Poem and Stranger by Night. He has also published six prose books about poetry, including 100 Poems to Break Your Heart. He lives in Brooklyn.
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The Brink of Destruction

Revisiting John Ashbery’s “Soonest Mended”
Edward Hirsch
September 20, 2021