To a Nightingale: Poems from Sappho to Borges
Edited by Edward Hirsch

March 5, 2014
Paperback, 104 pages
8.3 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches

ISBN-13: 978-0807616277
$11.00 (Can $13.00)

Uniting the voices of thirty master poets, this sweeping anthology explores the influence of literature’s most celebrated bird.

To a Nightingale traces the presence of this richly interpreted muse through the words of Ovid, Hafiz, Shakespeare, Milton, Shelley, Keats, T.S. Eliot, W.S. Merwin and many more. The collection reveals a time-honored, poetic discussion of beauty, grief, solitude, and artistic expression--a discussion that so inspired some of the world's great poets.

Edward Hirsch has published seven books of poems, including Special Orders. He lives in New York City.