Most widely held works about Robert Pinsky
Most widely held works by Robert Pinsky
The Inferno of Dante : a new verse translation by Dante Alighieri ( Book )
29 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,105 libraries worldwide
Presents the epic poem of the poet's journey through Hell. He is drawn into the nine circles of Hell, each more horrible, until finally he comes forth.
Americans' favorite poems : the Favorite Poem Project anthology ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,053 libraries worldwide
A collection of 200 poems by such authors as Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and John Keats, with comments by those Americans who chose them as their favorites.
The figured wheel : new and collected poems, 1966-1996 by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,383 libraries worldwide
Robert Pinsky's The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems, 1966-1996 gathers together all his poetry to date, including twenty-one new poems. The critic Hugh Kenner, writing about Pinsky's first volume, described this poet's project as "nothing less than the recovery for language of a whole domain of mute and familiar experience." Transformation of the familiar and uttering of what had been mute or implicit within culture continue to be central to Pinsky's art. New poems like "Avenue" and "The City Elegies" envision the city's mysterious epitome of human pain and imagination, forces that recur in "Ginza Samba," an astonishing history of the saxophone, and "Impossible to Tell," a jazz-like work that intertwines elegy with the Japanese custom of linking-poems and the American tradition of ethnic jokes. A final section of translations includes renderings of poems by Czeslaw Milosz, Paul Celan, and others, as well as the last canto of Pinsky's award-winning version of the Inferno.
The sounds of poetry : a brief guide by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
A guide to the enjoyment of poetry. It is composed of chapters dealing with sonic elements, accent and duration, syntax and line, like and unlike sounds, blank verse and free verse. The author illustrates these with examples from fifty poets.
The situation of poetry : contemporary poetry and its traditions by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
Poems to read : a new favorite poem project anthology ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
An anthology for new readers and poetry fans discusses the pleasures of reading poems and includes some two hundred works by top contributors, providing accompanying commentary by readers of various ages, regions, and backgrounds. Poems To Read Is a welcoming avenue into poetry for readers new to poetry, including high school and college students. It is also meant to be a fresh, valuable collection for readers already devoted to the art. This anthology concentrates on the actual pleasures of reading poems: hearing the poem in your voice, bringing it to other people, musing about it, taking excitement or comfort from it, wandering with it or, as in the Keats letter quoted in the Introduction, having it as a starting post. Many of these 200 poems are accompanied by comments from readers of various ages, regions, and backgrounds who participated in the Favorite Poem Project. Included are poems by John Donne, Walt Whitman, William Butler Yeats, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Seamus Heaney, Allen Ginsberg, and Louise Gluck, to name a few. The editors offer their own comments on some of the poems, which are arranged in thematic chapters.
The life of David by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of David's life: his triumphs and his failures, his charm and his cruelty, his divine destiny and his human humiliations. Drawing on the biblical chronicle of David's life as well as on the later commentaries and the Psalms--traditionally considered to be David's own words--Pinsky teases apart the many strands of David's story and reweaves them into a single narrative.
Jersey rain by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 986 libraries worldwide
Now assembled in this book, the Poet Laureate's poems become part of a larger, fugue-like meditation on the themes of life guided by Hermes: deity of music and deception, escort of the dead, inventor of instruments, the brilliant messenger and trickster of heaven.
Gulf music by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 983 libraries worldwide
An improvised, even desperate music, yearning toward knowledge across a gulf, informs Robert Pinsky's first book of poetry since Jersey Rain (2000). On the large scale of war or the personal scale of family history, in the movements of people and cultures across oceans or between eras, these poems discover connections between things seemingly disparate. Gulf Music is perhaps the most ambitious, politically impassioned, and inventive book by this major American poet.
Essential pleasures : a new anthology of poems to read aloud ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 878 libraries worldwide
A vibrant anthology and accompanying CD that revive a great American tradition: the joy of reciting poetry aloud.
An invitation to poetry : a new Favorite Poem Project anthology ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
An anthology of classical and contemporary poems are introduced by everyday people from across the United States, including pieces by such masters as Shakespeare, Keats, and Dickinson and featuring an accompanying video introduction by one of the editors.
Thousands of Broadways : dreams and nightmares of the American small town by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Broadway, the main street that runs through Robert Pinsky's home town of Long Branch, New Jersey, was once like thousands of other main streets in small towns across the country. But for Pinsky, one of America's most admired poets and its former Poet Laureate, this Broadway is the point of departure for a lively journey through the small towns of the American imagination. Thousands of Broadways explores the dreams and nightmares of such small towns-their welcoming yet suffocating, warm yet prejudicial character during their heyday, from the early nineteenth century through World War II. The cit.
An explanation of America by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
11 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Democracy, culture, and the voice of poetry by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
The place of poetry in modern democracy is no place, according to conventional wisdom. The poet is a casualty of mass entertainment and prosaic public culture, banished to the artistic sidelines to compose variations on insipid themes for a dwindling audience. Robert Pinsky argues that this gloomy diagnosis is wrongheaded and writes that to portray poetry and democracy as enemies is to radically misconstrue both. The voice of poetry, he shows, resonates with profound themes at the very heart of democratic culture. One of the country's most accomplished poets, Robert Pinsky served two terms as America's Poet Laureate (1997-2000) and led the immensely popular multimedia Favorite Poem Project, which invited Americans to submit and read aloud their favorite poems. Pinsky draws on his experiences and on characteristically sharp and elegant observations of individual poems to argue that expecting poetry to compete with show business is to mistake its greatest democratic strength--its intimate, human scale--as a weakness. He states that as part of the entertainment industry poetry will always be small and overlooked. As an art--and one that is inescapably democratic--it is massive and fundamental.
History of my heart by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Poetry and the world by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
The handbook of heartbreak : 101 poems of lost love and sorrow ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Landor's poetry by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
5 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Sadness and happiness : poems by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
The want bone by Robert Pinsky ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
American literature American poetry Audiobooks Audiobooks Bible. Biography Books Cities and towns City and town life Collections Criticism, interpretation, etc. Criticism and interpretation Culture David,--King of Israel Democracy English poetry Ferry, David Films for the hearing impaired Heaney, Seamus,--1939- Hell History Hofmann, Michael,--1957 Aug. 25- Intellectual life Interviews Israel Jewish art and symbolism Jews Jews--Civilization Jews--Identity Kings and rulers Kunitz, Stanley,--1905-2006 Landor, Walter Savage,--1775-1864 Levine, Philip,--1928- Literature Loss (Psychology) Moldova Motion pictures Oral interpretation of poetry Pinsky, Robert Poetry Poetry Poetry--Authorship Poets, American Poets, Irish Polish poetry Reviews Stone carving--Themes, motives Translations Ukraine United States
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