For the Sleepwalkers

For the Sleepwalkers

by Edward Hirsch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887482519
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Series: Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry , #4
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

EDWARD HIRSCH has published four books of poems: For the Sleepwalkers (1981), Wild Gratitude (1986), The Night Parade (1989), and Earthly Measures (1994). He was the winner of The Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award and the Lavan Younger Poets Award.

Table of Contents

Song Against Natural Selection • Apologia for Buzzards • Dusk • Poets, Children, Soldiers • “Dance You Monster to My Soft Song!” • A Valentine from Rimbaud • Insomnia • Cocks Now to Get Back to Chester • Gerard de Nerval: Fairy Tale for a Whore • At the Grave of Marianne Moore • The Sweatshop Poem • At Kesge’s Diner in Stonefalls, Arkansas • Garbage • Reminiscence of Carousels and Civil War • Christopher Smart • For the Sleepwalkers Prelude to Spring • With Isaac Babel in Odessa • Interlude During War: Paul Klee • Still Life: An Argument • Matisse • The Enigma: Rilke • Equinox • Regret • Dance of the Moon • A Walk with Vallejo in Paris Little Political Poem • Factories • A Letter • Walking the Upper West Side, with Lorca • A True Account of the Fabulous Ascent of a Unicorn with a Retarded Girl in New York City Last Night • Denial • Nightsong: Ferris Wheel by the Sea • The Acrobat • Song Sonata • A Chinese Vase • Impressions: Monet • The River Merchant: A Letter Home • And So It Begins Again • The Dark Sun: I. Proem: Early Morning, II. Parable of Wyverns, III. Cantata for a Dutch Elm, IV. Dusk: Elegy for the Dark Sun • Transfigured Night, Come Down to Me, Slowly

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“The poems of Edward Hirsch turn out to be exceptional. . . . These poems of wonder and consolation comment on the world, lovely and rapacious by turns, that we all inhabit.”

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“A perfectly astonishing book.”

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