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 own poetry. His published work also includes critically acclaimed translations, including a collection of poems by Czesław Miłosz and Dante Alighieri. He teaches at Boston University and is the poetry editor at Slate.
Robert Pinsky was born on October 20, 1940, in Long Branch, New Jersey, where he attended Long Branch High School. He received a B.A. from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and earned both an M.A. and Ph.D. in ... more »
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- Impossible To Tell
- To Television
- At Pleasure Bay
- The Night Game
- The Refinery
- Ode To Meaning
- Poem With Refrains
- Ginza Samba
- Poem about People
- Samurai Song
- An Explanation of America: A Love of Dea...
- First Things to Hand
- The Green Piano
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''Even in the scorched and frozen world of the dead after theRobert Pinsky (b. 1940), U.S. poet. The Figured Wheel (l. 34-35). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, ...
The wheel as it turns goes on accreting ornaments.''
''The figured wheel rolls through shopping malls and prisons,Robert Pinsky (b. 1940), U.S. poet. The Figured Wheel (l. 1-2). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, ed...
Over farms, small and immense, and the rotten little downtowns.''
Of the wheel as it rolls unrelentingly overRobert Pinsky (b. 1940), U.S. poet. The Figured Wheel (l. 44-47). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, ...
A cow plodding through car-traffic on a street in Iasi,
And over the haunts of Robert Pinsky's mother and father
And wife and children ...
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