"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
The poems in Robert Pinsky's new book At the Foundling Hospital 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."
FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX
Reading, with Gail Mazur3:45pm — 4:45pm
A reading by Gail Mazur at Boston University: 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Sargent College Rm 101. Boston, MA
Yale Performance of Voices6pm — 7pm
Mini-opera based on translation of Inferno, with music by Ezra Laderman