Edward Hirsch has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Pablo Neruda Presidential Medal of Honor, the Prix de Rome, and an Academy of Arts and Letters Award. In 2008, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. His first collection of poems,
For the Sleepwalkers (1981), received the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University and the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. His second collection,
Wild Gratitude (1986), won the National Book Critics Circles Award. Since then, he has published six additional books of poems:
The Night Parade (1989),
Earthly Measures (1994),
On Love (1998),
Lay Back the Darkness (2003),
Special Orders (2008), and
The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems (2010).
Gabriel: A Poem will be published by Knopf in September 2014.