The Work of Lyric: Night and Day

Edward Hirsch has published ten books of poems, most recently Stranger by Night (2020) and Gabriel: A Poem (2014), both from Alfred A. Knopf, and six books of prose, including 100 Poems to Break Your Heart (Mariner Books, 2021) and A Poet’s Glossary (Harcourt, 2014). His new prose book, The Heart of American Poetry, will be published in April 2022 to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the Library of America.

Words Taken to Heart: Four Answers to One Question

Can’t You Hear the Wind Howl?; The Persimmon Bough; & Paradise

Eight Essays on Linguistic Disobedience

John Kinsella’s most recent volumes of poetry include Insomnia (W. W. Norton, 2020), Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems 1980–2015 (Picador, 2016), and Firebreaks (W. W. Norton, 2016). He is a fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University; an affiliated scholar with Kenyon College; and Emeritus Professor of Literature and Environment at Curtin University, Western Australia.

Newsworld

The Sweater

Caduceus

John Stone (1936–2008) was a four-time Georgia Writer of the Year, a 1992 recipient of the Georgia Governor’s Award in the Humanities, and an honored emeritus professor of cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine. Beginning in 1969, he attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference in Vermont, where he served as resident physician for three summers. His first book of poetry, The Smell of Matches (1972), was followed by In All This Rain (1980), Renaming the Streets (1985), Where Water Begins (1998), and Music from Apartment 8 (2004). Stone was also an acclaimed essayist—his collection In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine (1990) earned Stone his fourth Georgia Writer of the Year Award, and his first for nonfiction. He died in Atlanta in 2008. (Inducted in 2007)

Mrs. Twomey

The Pyramids of Malpighi