Ed Hirsch currently serves as president of the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and lives in New York. As a beloved member of the University of Houston Creative Writing faculty, he was a tireless ambassador for poetry. His poetry publications include Wild Gratitude (1986), On Love (1998), Lay Back the Darkness (2003), and most recently the acclaimed Gabriel (2014). As the author of the bestseller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999), his ability to inspire readers gained national recognition. He has received numerous awards and fellowships that include those from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Although Harvey has come and gone, many in our community continue to struggle with uncertain physical, temporal, and emotional spaces. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you recover and heal.
Registration is on going for fall courses, either online, by email, or by phone. We look forward to sharing the rest of this interesting and challenging fall with you.
The following courses are fully subscribed and have been closed.
Lois Stark: The Telling Image
Houston Collects: Contemporary Cool in River Oaks
Romantic Rarities with Brian Connelly
Wednesdays, October 18, November 1 and 15, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home, check with registrar for availability
Inside the Middle East
October 26, November 2, 9, and 16
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama at LaBranch
Fall 2017 Study Tour
Newport: History Preserved
Thursday, October 26–Monday, October 30, 2017
Spring 2018 Study Tour
Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
Tuesday, April 3–Monday, April 9, 2018
Waiting list only, check with registrar
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