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Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky
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A former Poet Laureate of the United States, Robert Pinsky was born and raised in Long Branch, New Jersey. In addition to his books of poetry and The Inferno of Dante, he has written prose works, including The Life of David and The Sounds of Poetry.

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February 1, 2017

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At the Foundling Hospital

At the Foundling Hospital

“Since the death of Robert Lowell in 1977, no single figure has dominated American poetry the way that Lowell, or before him Eliot, once did . . . But among the many writers who have come of...

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At the Foundling Hospital
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At the Foundling Hospital

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

“Since the death of Robert Lowell in 1977, no single figure has dominated American poetry the way that Lowell, or before him Eliot, once did . . . But among the many writers who have come of...

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Selected Poems
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Selected Poems

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Intense verbal music with a jazz feeling; invention against the grain of expectation; intelligence racing among materials with the variety of a busy street—these have been the qualities of Robert...

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Gulf Music
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Gulf Music

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Dollars, dolors. Callings and contrivances. King Zulu. Comus.Sephardic ju-ju and verses. Voodoo mojo, Special Forces.Henry formed a group named Professor...

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Jersey Rain
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Jersey Rain

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Cathartic, refreshing new work by the American favoriteTiptoe on the globe. Gazingnowhere in particular, the slenderThunderer surrounded by thunder,Fire...

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The Sounds of Poetry
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The Sounds of Poetry

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Poet Laureate's clear and entertaining account of how poetry works.

"Poetry is a vocal, which is to say a bodily, art," Robert Pinsky declares in The Sounds of Poetry. "The medium...

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History of My Heart
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History of My Heart

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

History of My Heart, winner of the William Carlos Williams Prize, first appeared in 1984. In The New Republic, J.D. McClatchy called it "one of the best books of the past decade." It...

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The Figured Wheel
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The Figured Wheel

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Figured Wheel fully collects the first four books of poetry, as well as twenty-one new poems, by Robert Pinsky, the former U.S. Poet Laureate.Critic Hugh Kenner, writing about Pinsky's...

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The Inferno of Dante
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The Inferno of Dante

Dante; A New Verse Translation by Robert Pinsky; Illustrated by Michael Mazur; Foreword by John Freccero
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This widely praised version of Dante's masterpiece, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets, is more idiomatic and...

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