Barker, Brian. “About Edward Hirsch.” Ploughshares 33, no. 1 (Spring, 2007): 213-219. Barker provides an overview of Hirsch’s life, from his early childhood in Chicago to his post as president of the John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Ferguson, Suzanne. “’Spots of Time’: Representation of Narrative in Modern Poems and Paintings.” In Word and Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry. London: Basingbroke, 1988. Ferguson discusses the Romantic epiphany “spots of time” and its relationship to the still life in the paintings of the Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the American painter Edward Hopper, and the American poets William Carlos Williams and Hirsch.
Hirsch, Edward. “An Interview with Edward Hirsch.” Interview by Kevin Boyle. Chicago Review 41, no. 1 (1995): 19-27. Hirsch discusses the relationship of academia to his work, the procedures he employs when writing poetry, the problem of literary theory, and the twentieth century poets he admires.
_______. “The Question of Affirmation and Despair: Interview with Edward Hirsch.” Interview by Tod Marshall. Kenyon Review 22, no. 2 (2000): 54-69. Hirsch discusses his democratic ethos in relation to modern American poetry, the problem of transcendence in art and religion, and the influence of literary theory on contemporary poetry.
Hirsch, Edward, and Adam Zagajewski. “Edward Hirsch and Adam Zagajewski.” Partisan Review 66, no. 1 (1999): 70-77. In this conversation between the two poets Hirsch and Adam Zagajewski, set at a festival in honor of the Czech poet Czesaw Miosz, Hirsch and Zagajewski read poems of theirs influenced by Miosz.
Longenbach, James. “Poetry in Review—Edward Hirsch: Eating the World.” Yale Review 86, no. 3 (1998): 160-173. The author argues that On Love, represents a triumph of art over mortality as Hirsch’s aesthetic sensibility inhabits and transcends the various artists it honors.