Edward Hirsch began writing a column called ""Poet’s Choice"" in the Washington Post Book World in 2002. This book brings together those enormously popular columns, some of which have been revised and expanded, to present a minicourse in world poetry. Poet’s Choice includes the work of more than one hundred poets from ancient times to the presentamong them Sappho, W. B. Yeats, Czeslaw Milosz, Primo Levi, Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda, Amy Lowell, Mark Strand, and many moreand shares them with all of Hirsch’s inimitable enthusiasm and joy. Rich, relevant, and inviting, the book offers us the fruits of a life lived in poetry.
PRAISE FOR POET’S CHOICE""In this loving, enthusiastic guide, one experienced reader’s warmth and openheartedness help to unlock the treasure of poetry for a world of readers.""O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
""A deft curator, Hirsch shows you the best vantage point from which to view the 130 poems in this invaluable guide.""THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION