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 a question about that book, Pinsky said: "I would like to write a poetry which could contain every kind of thing, while keeping all the excitement of poetry."
That ambition was realized in a new way with each of his books, including the book-length personal monologue An Explanation of America ; the transformed autobiography of History of My Heart ; the bestselling translation The Inferno of Dante ; and, most recently, the savage, inventive Gulf Music . That variety and renewal are represented in this brilliantly chosen volume.
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|Grouping Author||pinsky robert|
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|Last Indexed||2018-09-21 00:35:19AM|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000388357|Book|Books||English|Farrar, Straus Giroux ;|2012.|209 p. ; 23 cm.|
|title_full||Selected poems / Robert Pinsky|