How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry (Paperback)
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Short Description for How to Read a Poem In a reading of world poetry, including verse by Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, and more, Hirsch reveals the purpose of a poet's words and ideas.
- Published: 03 July 2000
- Format: Paperback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780156005661 ISBN 10: 0156005662
- Sales rank: 35,388
Full description for How to Read a Poem
How to Read a Poem is an unprecedented exploration of poetry and feeling. In language at once acute and emotional, distinguished poet and critic Edward Hirsch describes why poetry matters and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message can make a difference. In a marvelous reading of verse from around the world, including work by Pablo Neruda, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, and Sylvia Plath, among many others, Hirsch discovers the true meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives.