Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Book - 2011
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Selects some of the best poetry by a three-time former U.S. poet laureate and winner of the William Carlos Williams Prize. By the author of Gulf Music.

McMillan Palgrave

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 Pinsky's work since his first book, Sadness and Happiness (1975), celebrated for setting a new direction in American poetry. At that time, responding to a question about that book, Pinsky said: "I would like to write a poetry which could contain every kind of thing, while keeping all the excitement of poetry."

That ambition was realized in a new way with each of his books, including the book-length personal monologue An Explanation of America; the transformed autobiography of History of My Heart; the bestselling translation The Inferno of Dante; and, most recently, the savage, inventive Gulf Music. That variety and renewal are represented in this brilliantly chosen volume.



Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374258603
0374258600
Characteristics: 209 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Robert Pinsky, selected poems

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