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  • The Life of Davidby Robert Pinsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 12.95

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of David’s... more...

  • Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetryby Robert Pinsky

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 23.61

    The place of poetry in modern democracy is no place, according to conventional wisdom. The poet, we hear, is a casualty of mass entertainment and prosaic public culture, banished to the artistic sidelines to compose variations on insipid themes for a dwindling audience. Robert Pinsky, however, argues that this gloomy diagnosis is as wrongheaded as... more...

  • Thousands of Broadwaysby Robert Pinsky

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 16.00

    Broadway, the main street that runs through Robert Pinsky’s home town of Long Branch, New Jersey, was once like thousands of other main streets in small towns across the country. But for Pinsky, one of America’s most admired poets and its former Poet Laureate, this Broadway is the point of departure for a lively journey through the small towns... more...

  • Gulf Musicby Robert Pinsky

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.90

    Dollars, dolors. Callings and contrivances. King Zulu. Comus. Sephardic ju-ju and verses. Voodoo mojo, Special Forces. Henry formed a group named Professor Longhair and his Shuffling Hungarians. After so much renunciation And invention, is this the image of the promised end? All music haunted by all the music of the dead forever.... more...

  • History of My Heartby Robert Pinsky

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    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 is Pinsky's third volume of poems--and an ideal introduction to the work of a vital and original contemporary American poet. more...

  • Selected Poemsby Robert Pinsky

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.20

    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... more...

  • The Sounds of Poetryby Robert Pinsky

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.90

    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 of poetry is the human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense, poetry is as physical or... more...

  • Jersey Rainby Robert Pinsky

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 6.79

    Impassioned, Personal Poems From America's Poet Laureate "It spends itself regardless into the ocean. It stains and scours and makes things dark or bright: Sweat of the moon, a shroud of benediction, The chilly liquefaction of day to night, The Jersey rain, my rain, soaks all as one: It smites Metuchen, Rahway, Saddle River, Fair Haven,... more...

  • At the Foundling Hospitalby Robert Pinsky

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 11.90

    “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 age in our fin de siècle , none have succeeded more completely as poet, critic, and translator than Robert Pinsky.” —James Longenbach , The Nation With all... more...

  • Best of the Best American Poetryby David Lehman; Robert Pinsky

    Scribner 2013; US$ 9.99

    Robert Pinsky, distinguished poet and man of letters, selects the top 100 poems from twenty-five years of The Best American Poetry This special edition celebrates twenty-five years of the Best American Poetry series, which has become an institution. From its inception in 1988, it has been hotly debated, keenly monitored, ardently advocated (or... more...