Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky
Juliet van Otteren

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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The FSG Reading Series with Robert Pinsky

At the Russian Samovar in New York City, Robert Pinsky reads from his new collection Selected Poems in honor of National Poetry Month.

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James McMichael reads Robert Pinsky's poem "City Elegies'

Listen to this poetry reading and hear poet James McMichael read Robert Pinsky's poem "City Elegies," from his poetry collection The Figured Wheel, which collects Pinsky's first four books of poetry, as well as twenty-one new poems. Learn more about the book The Figured Wheel at http://us.macmillan.com/thefiguredwheel Learn more about poet Robert Pinsky at http://us.macmillan.com/author/robertpinsky Read about poet James McMichael at http://us.macmillan.com/author/jamesmcmichael

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Robert Pinsky reads his poems "The Want Bone" and "Shirt"

"Listen to this poetry reading and hear Robert Pinsky read his poems ""The Want Bone"" and ""Shirt"" at the Farrar, Straus and Giroux anniversary party poetry reading in 1996. A former Poet Laureate of the United States, Robert Pinsky was born and raised in Long Branch, New Jersey. In addition to his poetry collections, he has written prose works including The Life of David and The Sounds of Poetry. Learn more about poet Robert Pinsky at http://us.macmillan.com/author/robertpinsky"

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Selected Poems

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Intense verbal music with a jazz feeling; invention against the grain of expectation; intelligence racing among materials with the variety of a busy...


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Gulf Music

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Cathartic, refreshing new work by the American favorite Tiptoe on the globe. Gazing nowhere in particular, the slender Thunderer surrounded by...


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The Sounds of Poetry

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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History of My Heart

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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The Figured Wheel

Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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