Adam Kirsch

Adam Kirsch is the author of three collections of poetry: The Thousand Wells (2002), selected for the New Criterion Poetry Prize; Invasions (2008); and Emblems of the Passing World: Poems After Photographs by August Sanders (2015), and several books of criticism, including The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature (2016), and The Global Novel: Writing the World in the 21st Century (2017). He has also written biographical studies, including Benjamin Disraeli (2008) and Why Trilling Matters (2011). Poetry critic at the New Republic for many years, Kirsch now writes for a number of publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and Tablet, where he is a contributing editor. Kirsch is the graduate program coordinator of the Institute of Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University.


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