New Letters
On The Air

Edward Hirsch

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20170428

Edward Hirsch is a poet and "MacArthur genius" who heads up the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation and was most recently the editor of The Best American Poetry 2016. In the first part of this interview, he talks about editing that anthology and his book for readers called A Poet's Glossary. He also reads from his book The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems. A 1991 interview with Edward Hirsch is also available in our Audio Archives. The second part of this conversation in available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Family, Poetic Terms, Myth | Interview Year: 2016 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award, MacArthur Fellowship |

See All audio

    Black Women Writers in History

    We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...

    Marcus Wicker

    Michigan native Marcus Wicker talks about how his poetry has progressed since his early days with poetry slams and reads from the 2011 National Poetry Series winning collection, ...

Kansas City Literary Events

Brimhall, D’Agostino & Faus

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

News

New Letters on the Air Archive Audio on The Paris Review Podcast

The Paris Review’s podcast for Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, will feature John Ashbery reading his poem “Soonest Mended,” from a 1986 New Letters on the Air program. More information and links to The Paris Review Podcast here.

Shop

Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.