Poets Edward Hirsch and Charles Simic gave a reading from their work as part of the 2008/2009 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Monday, March 30, at the Jewish Community Center.
MacArthur fellow Edward Hirsch has written seven collections of poetry, including Wild Gratitude, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, On Love, and Lay Back the Darkness. He has also published four prose books, including the national bestseller, How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry. He came to share his latest collection Special Orders. Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Simic has published more than 60 books, including The World Doesn’t End (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), What the Grass Says, Walking the Black Cat (a finalist for the National Book Award), A Wedding in Hell, and Hotel Insomnia. He came to share his collection of poems That Little Something.