Poem Written for Writers Resist Counter-Inauguration
Read Robert Pinsky's poem Exile and Lighting on CNN.com, written for Writers Resist.
Watch video of Rita Dove and Robert Pinsky reading at New York City Public Library for Writers Resist.
At the Foundling Hospital Now Available
The 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.”
“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