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EDWARD HIRSCH is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. A MacArthur fellow, he has published eight books of poems and four books of proseamong them Poet’s Choice and the national bestseller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Rome Prize, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and serves as president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.