Who is Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky (born October 20, 1940) is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky is the author of nineteen books, most of which are collections of his poetry. His published work also includes critically acclaimed translations, including The Inferno of Dante Alighieri and The Separate Notebooks by Czesław Miłosz. He teaches at Boston University.

Contents BiographyEarly life and education Pinsky was born in Long Branch, New Jersey to Jewish parents, Sylvia (née Eisenberg) and Milford Simon ...
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Robert Pinsky Poems

  • Poem About People
    The jaunty crop-haired graying
    Women in grocery stores,
    Their clothes boyish and neat,
    New mittens or clean sneakers, ...
  • Shirt
    The back, the yoke, the yardage. Lapped seams,
    The nearly invisible stitches along the collar
    Turned in a sweatshop by Koreans or Malaysians
  • Glory
    Pindar, poet of the victories, fitted names
    And legends into verses for the chorus to sing:
    Names recalled now only in the poems of Pindar:
  • At Pleasure Bay
    In the willows along the river at Pleasure Bay
    A catbird singing, never the same phrase twice.
    Here under the pines a little off the road
    In 1927 the Chief of Police ...
  • The Green Piano
    Aeolian. Gratis. Great thunderer, half-ton infant of miracles
    Torn free of charge from the universe by my mother's will.
    You must have amazed that half-respectable street
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Young 9 Black 8 Great 8 Dark 7 Life 7 Mother 7 Never 7 People 7 Soul 6 Love 6

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  • Ijeningsa: '[pdf] read] the sounds of poetry: a brief guide by robert pinsky
  • Andhow: "…who will remember the great work of memory itself, that basic human task? deciding to remember, and what to remember, is how we decide who we are." — robert pinsky
  • Timdee4: now autumn nibbles its leaf from my hand: we are friends. we take time out of a nutshell and teach it how to go: time turns and goes back into its shell. – the beginning of 'love crown' by paul celan, translated by robert pinsky
  • Ojalart: free to read in this week’s redux: ishmael reed’s art of poetry interview, hans magnus enzensberger’s “identity check,” evie shockley’s “ex patria,” and a translation of dante alighieri by robert pinsky.
  • Maryjenjanee: 'free' the sounds of poetry: a brief guide by robert pinsky
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Robert Browning Poem
From 'Pauline'
 by Robert Browning

O God, where does this tend-these struggling aims?
What would I have? What is this -sleep-, which seems
To bound all? can there be a -waking- point
Of crowning life? The soul would never rule-
It would be first in all things-it would have
Its utmost pleasure filled,-but that complete
Commanding for commanding sickens it.
The last point I can trace is, rest beneath

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