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100 Poems To Break Your Heart

by Edward Hirsch

On Sale: 01/31/2023

Price: $17.99

100 Poems To Break Your Heart

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100 Poems To Break Your Heart

by Edward Hirsch

On Sale: 01/31/2023

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Price: $17.99

About the Book

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.

Critical Praise

"Teacher and poet Edward Hirsch explores the ennobling powers of poetry in his compendium of masterful works from around the world" — CBS news

“I was really amazed by Edward Hirsch’s ‘100 Poems to Break Your Heart.’ This is really a beautiful book.” — Yusef Komunyakaa, for The Boston Globe

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780358699354
  • ISBN 10: 0358699355
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 01/31/2023
  • Trimsize: 6.000 in (w) x 9.000 in (h) x 1.280 in (d)
  • Pages: 512
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BISAC2 : LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
  • BISAC3 : POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • BISAC4 : POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious
  • BISAC5 : POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss
  • BISAC6 : POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Love & Erotica
  • BISAC7 : SELF-HELP / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • BISAC8 : SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational