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Uluslararası İstanbulensis Şiir Festivali’nde.

Robert Pinsky discusses the nature of poetry and its origins in sound and language as a part of the 2021 Istanbul Poetry Festival (June, 2021).

‘Heavy with longing, in my mind, is preferable to hollow’

“Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky explains the memories of the working-class New Jersey neighborhood where he grew up that spurred him to write “House Hour” and how he is using walks to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.” – Washington Post

WAMFest 2010

Bruce Springsteen and Robert Pinsky on “Samurai Song” and their New Jersey roots.

When Did Poetry First Spark Your Interest?

Words have always fascinated Pinsky, but it was jazz that led him to poetry.

PoemJazz: The Green Piano

Robert Pinsky and friends perform “The Green Piano.”

PoemJazz: His Excuse for Loving

A jazz performance of Ben Jonson’s “His Excuse for Loving.”

Commencement Address by Robert Pinsky

Concord Academy commencement address, June 2012.

Is Hip-Hop Poetry?

The distinction between poetry and rap lyrics lies in the performance.