“Edward Hirsch’s gifts include an emotional richness coupled with a precise sense of language and metaphor, which makes his best poems wonderful to read.” —Stephen Dobyns, New York Times Book Review
“Hirsch possesses an uncanny vividness of memory springing, it seems, from an infinite fund of affection and sadness…There is a wonderful simplicity and clarity in the best of these poems.” —Liz Rosenberg, Philadelphia Inquirer
Straightforward and precise, these poems…beckon the reader with their immediacy…With humility and passion, Hirsch illuminates the contradictory resilience and weakness of the human spirit.” —Publishers Weekly
About The Night Parade
Straightforward and precise, these poems, almost exclusively in narrative form, beckon the reader with their immediacy. Gracefully confirming the inextricable links between self and family, Hirsch, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for Wild Gratitude , is, at his best, captivating, transforming tremendous respect for and fascination with his Eastern European roots and Chicago upbringing into enlightened, richly detailed verse that artfully side-steps sentimentality.