11am | Chelsea Clocktower Commons (320 N. Main)
Edward Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, was born in Chicago in 1950. He taught at Wayne State University and lived in Detroit from 1978-1985. He has published nine books of poems, most recently Gabriel: A Poem (2014), a book-length elegy, and The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010), which brings together thirty-five years of work. He has also published five prose books, among them A Poet’s Glossary (2014), a complete compendium of poetic terms, and How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999), a national bestseller. He lives in New York and serves as president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.