The Essential Poet’s Glossary

Edward Hirsch
Published in 2017
by Mariner Books

“The devices work the magic in poetry, and a glossary gives names to those devices.” Edward Hirsch’s book is a focused selection of his comprehensive 2014 volume, A Poet’s Glossary, and unpacks the most essential poetic devices, terms, and movements that have informed international verse. From “abecedarian” to “Zen poetry,” the insightful entries will inspire readers and writers to experience and create poetry with a newfound understanding of its integral components.