The American civic poet... strives not only to speak to us with vigor and sympathy in our common language, but also to reveal how crucial that language is to our struggles and hopes as citizens. Pinsky is our finest living specimen of this sadly rare breed, and the poems of “Gulf Music” are among the best examples we have of poetry’s ability to illuminate not only who we are as humans, but who we are — and can be — as a nation.”  The New York Times Book Review

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At the Foundling Hospital Now Available

At the Foundling HospitalThe poems in Robert Pinsky’s new book, At the Foundling Hospital (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016), consider personality and culture as improvised from loss: a creative effort so pervasive it is invisible.

The quest is lyrical, whether the subject is as specific as “the emanation of a dead star still alive” or as personal as the “pinhole iris of your mortal eye.”

Available at your local bookstore, at IndieBound, or at Amazon.

 
“Stunning… These poems, with their careful word choices and refined music, demand multiple readings and reveal more each time. The collection, like two dying friends in one piece, leave ‘A shape distinct and present in the mind.’”

—Elizabeth Lund, The Washington Post

“This is as curious, fun and moving a collection as he has put together. It sings and dances with humor, surprise and assurance, and here and there draws across deep cello chords for our fears and sorrows.”

Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene

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Writers Resist NYC: Louder Together for Free Expression

January 15th, 2:00 — 4:00 pm
Louder Together for Free Expression, with PEN America, is a literary protest that will ... Read more

Ruskin, Williams & Moore: Ruskin Art Club

January 22nd, 7:30 — 9:00 pm
“Rusted is living, polished is dead”: John Ruskin’s idea in poems by William Carlos ... Read more

Poetry reading and book signing: Hammer Museum

February 23rd, 7:30 pm

Poetry reading and book signing by Robert Pinsky at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California. ... Read more

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