Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky:
Books, Essays,
Poems & Interviews

Edited by Peter Y. Chou

Books by Robert Pinsky: (at

First Things to Hand

William Carlos Williams:
Selected Poems

Talking with Poets

Poems to Read

Favorite Poems

of Heartbreak

The Figured Wheel:
New & Collected Poems

Poetry and
the World

An Explanation
of America

First Things to Hand: Poems (Paperback)
(Quarternote Chapbook Series)
Sarabande Books (May 1, 2006)

The Life of David (Hardcover)
Schocken Books (September 6, 2005)

William Carlos Williams:
Selected Poems
Edited by Robert Pinsky
(American Poets Project)
Library of America (October 7, 2004)

An Invitation to Poetry:
A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology

(with free DVD) (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company
(1st Edition, 2004)

Talking With Poets (Paperback)
By Robert Pinsky, Seamus Heaney,
Philip Levine, Michael Hofmann,
David Ferry, (Edited by Harry Thomas),
Handsel Books; New Edition (February 2004)

Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry
Princeton University Press (Hardcover)
(September 3, 2002)

Poems to Read: A New Favorite Poem
Project Anthology
W. W. Norton & Company
(1st Edition, June 2002)

Jersey Rain: Poems (Paperback)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 16, 2001)

Carved Memories: Heritage in Stone
from the Russian Jewish Pale
By David Goberman, Gershon Hundert
(Contributor), Robert Pinsky (Introduction),
Rizzoli International Publications
(January 15, 2000)

Americans' Favorite Poems (Hardcover)
W. W. Norton & Company
(1st Edition, November 1, 1999)

The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide
(Paperback), Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(September 1, 1999)

The Handbook of Heartbreak:
101 Poems of Lost Love and Sorrow

(Hardcover), Rob Weisbach Books
(1st Edition, October 1998)

History of My Heart: Poems (Paperback)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Reprint edition (February 1998)

The Figured Wheel: New and Collected
Poems, 1966-1996
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(April 7, 1997)

The Inferno of Dante,
Bilingual Edition (Paperback)
translated by Robert Pinsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(March 30, 1996)

Poetry and The World (Paperback)
Ecco Press, Reprint Edition
(June 1, 1992)

The Want Bone (Paperback)
Ecco Press, Reprint Edition
(October 1, 1991)

An Explanation of America (Paperback)
Princeton University Press
(August 1, 1979)

The Situation of Poetry (Paperback)
Princeton University Press
(October 1, 1978)

Sadness and Happiness (Paperback)
Princeton University Press
Reissue Edition (December 1, 1975)

Sadness & Happiness

Carved Memories

The Life of David

Invitation To Poetry

Democracy, Culture,
& the Voice of Poetry

Jersey Rain

Sounds of Poetry:
A Brief Guide

History of My Heart

Inferno of Dante

The Want Bone

The Situation of Poetry

Illustra: Portrait of Rutgers

Robert Pinsky Biography & Poems:
Boston University: Robert Pinsky
  (Teaching & Research, Selected Publications, Honors & Awards, Other Activities)
Academy of American Poets: Robert Pinsky
  (Biography, Three Poems, Prose, External Links)
Modern American Poetry: Robert Pinsky
  (Religious Background, Essays, Online Interviews, Online Poems, External Links)
NNDB: Robert Pinsky
  (Photo, Birthday, Birthplace, Family Data, Education, Books)
Library of Congress: Robert Pinsky
  (Former Poet Laureate, Current Poet Laureate, Poetry Room, Past Laureates)
Steven Barclay Agency: Robert Pinsky
  (Lectures & Readings, Covers of Pinsky's Books, Links)
Wikipedia: Robert Pinsky
  (Biography, Criticism, Achievements, Notes, External Links)
Internet Poetry Archive: Robert Pinsky
  (Shirt, Ginza Samba, Impossible To Tell, Night Game, Ode to Meaning, To Television)
Robert Pinsky Biography
  (Favorite Poem Project: Biography with Photo by Sigrid Estrada)
Poems of Robert Pinsky
  (— 9 Pinsky poems in a free E-Book)
"Poem of Disconnected Parts"
  (Poetry, Vol. 187, No. 5, February 2006)
"Book" & "Immature Song"
  (Poems read at the Boston Athenaeum, April 6, 2005)
Poems of Robert Pinsky
  (Wired for Books— Pinsky reads "ABC", "Samurai Song", "The Want Bone"; 2 Interviews)
Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project
  (The Project, Videos, Books, For Teachers, For Communities, Your Favorite)
Pinsky's Poem on the Pixel's 50th Birthday
  (Wired Magazine, 12.09, September 2004)
Poetry and Sept. 11: A Guided Anthology
  (By Robert Pinsky, Slate, Sept. 6, 2002)
Pinsky's Poem "Shirt"
  (PBS Online NewsHour, Read on Labor Day, Sept. 7, 1998)

Robert Pinsky Articles, Essays & Speeches:
POET'S CHOICE: Yehuda Amichai, "The Amen Stone"
  (By Robert Pinsky, Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2007, BW12)
Great Poems About Sex: An anthology for Valentine's Day.
  (By Robert Pinsky, Slate, Feb. 14, 2007)
POET'S CHOICE: Sir John Davies, "Gulling Sonnets"
  (By Robert Pinsky, Washington Post, Feb. 11, 2007, BW12)
Valentine's Day Poetry: Love isn't always pretty.
  (By Robert Pinsky, Slate, Feb. 8, 2006)
A Little Anthology of Love Poems: What to read your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.
  (By Robert Pinsky, Slate, Feb. 11, 2005)
Robert Pinsky's 1999 Commencement Address at Stanford
  (Stanford University, June 13, 1999)
"Poetry and American Memory"
  (The Atlantic Monthly, October 1999)
An Approach To Poetry That Rhymes With HTML
  (By Matthew Mirapaul, NY Times, April 3, 1997)

Robert Pinsky Videos & Comics:
"Samurai Song"
  (Video of Pinsky reciting "Samurai Song" from Jersey Rain)
Pinsky in the "The Simpsons" (13x20 episode: Little Girl in the Big Ten)
  (Video of Pinsky reading "Impossible to Tell" in a Café near a college campus)

Robert Pinsky Interviews:
A Conversation with Robert Pinsky
  (Interview by David Thorburn & Tod Machover, MIT Bartos Theater, Feb. 23, 2006)
Poets Q & A: Robert Pinsky
  (— 26 online questions)
Pinsky on poetry and politics
  (By David J. Craig, B.U. Bridge, Dec. 10, 2004)
The Poet as City Planner: An Interview with Robert Pinsky
  (Interview by Tony Barnstone & Shawn Fitzpatrick, Poetry Flash, April/May 2001)
Poets on Poetry: Robert Pinsky
  (Interview by Daniel Kane, Teachers & Writers, July 1999)
An Interview with Robert Pinsky
  (Interview by Ted Genoways, Meridian, Spring 1998)
Interview with Robert Pinsky
  (Interview by J.M. Spalding, The Cortland Review, March 1998)
In Intervals: Robert Pinsky in Conversation
  (Interview by Tom Sleigh, in West Newton, Massachusetts, Oct. 1, 1997)
Pinsky on His Religious Background
  ("The Art of Poetry: LXXVI", Paris Review, Vol. 144, 180-213, 1997)
America's Wordsmith: Robert Pinsky
  (Interview by Elizabeth Farnsworth, PBS, April 2, 1997)
A 16-Year-Old Interview With Robert Pinsky, by an 18-Year-Old
  (Interview by Kevin Shay, Concord Grape, Concord Academy, June 1991)
Robert Pinsky: A QuickMuse Q & A
  (Quick poem on Charlie Parker)

Robert Pinsky News & Book Reviews:
MUSIC: A Breezy Exchange Between Old Friends (Jazz and Poetry)
[Robert Pinsky & Charles Simic] (By NATE CHINEN, New York Times, Jan. 10, 2008)
Robert Pinsky Laments Arts Loss
  (By J. David Santen, Jr., The Oregonian, March 26, 2007)
Poet-in-residence shares insights, work
  (By Andrea Fuller, Stanford Daily, March 1, 2007)
A fusion of verse and cultures
  (The Peninsula, Doha, Qatar, Feb. 21, 2007)
A memorable evening for poetry lovers
  (Gulf Times, Doha, Qatar, Feb. 21, 2007)
Poetry's 'inherited and inexhaustible mystery'
  (By Wendy Edelstein, Berkeleyan, UC Berkeley, Feb. 8, 2007)
Former U.S Laureate: Americans Need to Reconnect With Poetry
  (By Elaine Kuo, Daily Californian, Feb. 2, 2007)
Professors read poetry, prose to spur creativity
  (By Cristian Hernandez, Daily Free Press, Jan. 31, 2007)
Poet's Choice: Frank O'Hara (1926-1966)
  (By Robert Pinsky, Washington Post, Dec. 24, 2006, BW12)
Poet's Choice: C. K. Williams
  (By Robert Pinsky, Washington Post, Dec. 7, 2006, BW12)
Book World: What makes a poem a good poem?
  (By Robert Pinsky, Washington Post, April 18, 2006)
Pinsky reads in Valentine's Day event
  (By Sarah Hackett, The Daily Free Press, Feb. 10, 2004)
Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reflects on summertime sports and reads a poem about tennis.
  (PBS Online NewsHour, July 12, 2002)
American Poets Gather in Provincetown to Read Favorite Poems
  (Press Release Boston University News, July 21, 1999)
Pinsky: U.S. a great nation, but still engaged in becoming a great people
  Commencement address by U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky (June 13, 1999)
  (Stanford Report, June 16, 1999)
America's Favorite Poems: White House Event Launches Poet Laureate Project
  (Poetry Reading with President Clinton at White House, April 22, 1998)
  (By Yvonne French, Library of Congress Information Bulletin, May 1998)
Poetry: Our Humanist Scripture
  (Sermon By Rev. Don Robert Johnson, June 5, 2006)
  (Quotes Robert Pinsky, Chronicle of Higher Education, April 3, 1998)
Robert Pinsky
  (By Barry Goldensohn, Contemporary Poets, 5th Ed., 1991)
Robert Pinsky

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