Earthly Measures: Poems by Edward Hirsch SIGNED! [FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION]
Earthly Measures by Edward Hirsch
FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION • 3rd PRINTING  ALFRED A. KNOPF
*Title page has been signed and personally inscribed by author Edward Hirsch
Trade paperback in excellent condition.
Light shelf wear to cover. Reads good as new.
"These are poems of immense wonder and rigor. To say that they are religious poems is only to recognize their grandeur and generosity, and their heart-breaking longing."
--Patricia Hampl, The New York Times Book Review
With Earthly Measures, Edward Hirsch breaks through the ring of fire and captures his Muse. The voice is now uncannily his own; uncanny because we believe we have heard it before, yet the accents are unearthly and utterly fresh. Like his poem on Art Pepper, this voice also hears the chords of Stevens and Celan, but knows that 'play solo means going on alone, improvising.'