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100 Poems to Break Your Heart

100 Poems to Break Your Heart

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100 of the most moving and inspiring poems of the last 200 years from around the world, a collection that will comfort and enthrall anyone trapped by grief or loneliness, selected by the award-winning, best-selling, and beloved author of How to Read a Poem

Implicit in poetry is the idea that we are enriched by heartbreaks, by the recognition and understanding of suffering--not just our own suffering but also the pain of others. We are not so much diminished as enlarged by grief, by our refusal to vanish, or to let others vanish, without leaving a record. And poets are people who are determined to leave a trace in words, to transform oceanic depths of feeling into art that speaks to others.

In 100 Poems to Break Your Heart, poet and advocate Edward Hirsch selects 100 poems, from the nineteenth century to the present, and illuminates them, unpacking context and references to help the reader fully experience the range of emotion and wisdom within these poems.

For anyone trying to process grief, loneliness, or fear, this collection of poetry will be your guide in trying times.

Author: Edward Hirsch
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 03/30/2021
Pages: 512
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.65lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.60w x 1.70d
ISBN: 9780544931886

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 02/01/2021 pg. 13

About the Author
EDWARD HIRSCH has published ten books of poetry and six books of prose, among them How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry, a national bestseller. He has received numerous awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award and a MacArthur Fellowship. A longtime professor, Hirsch is now president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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