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The Situation of Poetry epub

by Robert Pinsky


The Situation of Poetry epub

ISBN: 0691013527

ISBN13: 978-0691013527

Author: Robert Pinsky

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 1978)

Pages: 200 pages

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Poems and prose by Robert Pinsky, José Antonio Rodríguez, Connie Voisine, and Philip Metres in the February . The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1976

Poems and prose by Robert Pinsky, José Antonio Rodríguez, Connie Voisine, and Philip Metres in the February issue of Poetry magazine. The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1976. Robert Pinsky (recording), New Letters (Kansas City, MO), 1983. Translator, with Robert Hass) Czeslaw Milosz, The Separate Notebooks, Ecco Press (New York, NY), 1984. Amy Clampitt and Robert Pinsky Reading Their Poems (recording), Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (Washington, DC), 1984. Poetry and the World, Ecco Press (New York, NY), 1988.

In this book Robert Pinsky writes about contemporary poetry as it reflects its modernist and Romantic past. He isolates certain persistent ideas about poetry's situation relative to life and focuses on the conflict the poet faces between the nature of words and poetic forms on one side. Pinsky's book produces for our attention a wide range of contemporary poems, some for rebuke, but most for praise.

Robert Pinsky (born October 20, 1940) is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky is the author of nineteen books, most of which are collections of his poetry. His published work also includes critically acclaimed translations, Dante Alighieri's Inferno and The Separate Notebooks by Czesław Miłosz. He teaches at Boston University.

Robert Pinsky - The author of several collections of poetry, Robert Pinsky won the 1997 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for . Circle Award; Poetry and the World (1988); and The Situation of Poetry(1977). In 1985 he also released a computerized novel, Mindwheel

Robert Pinsky - The author of several collections of poetry, Robert Pinsky won the 1997 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his book The Figured Wheel . In 1985 he also released a computerized novel, Mindwheel.

23 poems of Robert Pinsky. Pinsky is the author of nineteen books, most of which are collections of his own poetry. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. His published work also includes critically acclaimed translations, including a collection of poems by Czesław Miłosz and Dante Alighieri. Robert Pinsky was born on October 20, 1940, in Long Branch, New Jersey, where he attended Long Branch High School. He isolates certain persistent ideas about poetry's situation relative to life and focuses on the conflict the poet faces between the nature of words and poetic forms on one side, and the nature of experience on the other. The author ranges for his often surprising examples from Keats to the great modernists such as Stevens and Williams, to the contents of recent magazines.

When Robert Pinsky was named Poet Laureate of the United States earlier this year, it felt deeply appropriate. Pinsky has also been active as a critic, publishing Landor’s Poetry (1968), The Situation of Poetry (1977) and Poetry and the World (1988). To an unusual degree, Pinsky has mulled, both on the page and off, over the relationship between American civic and private life. Over the years, he has garnered many prizes and awards, including the William Carlos Williams Award, the Landon Prize in Translation, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Shelley Memorial Award and the Ambassador Prize.

Ambassador Book Award in Poetry of the English Speaking Union. Robert Pinsky's Works: Poetry Landor's Poetry (1968) The Situation of Poetry (1977) Poetry and the World Ecco. Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize (1997) for The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996. Los Angeles Times Book Award (1994) for The Inferno of Dante. Robert Pinsky's Works: Poetry.

Robert Pinsky (born October 20, 1940) is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator, who served as . from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and both an . in philosophy from Stanford University, where he was a Stegner fellow in creative writing. At Stanford he was a student of poet & critic Yvor Winters.

Poetry is a vocal, which is to say a bodily, art," Robert Pinsky declares in The Sounds of Poetry. The medium of poetry is the human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense, poetry is as physical or bodily an art as dancing. As Poet Laureate, Pinsky is one of America's best spokesmen for poetry. In this fascinating book, he explains how poets use the "technology" of poetry-its sounds-to create works of art that are "performed" in us when we read them aloud

In this book Robert Pinsky writes about contemporary poetry as it reflects its modernist and Romantic past. He isolates certain persistent ideas about poetry's situation relative to life and focuses on the conflict the poet faces between the nature of words and poetic forms on one side, and the nature of experience on the other.

The author ranges for his often surprising examples from Keats to the great modernists such as Stevens and Williams, to the contents of recent magazines. He considers work by Ammons, Ashbery, Bogan, Ginsberg, Lowell, Merwin, O'Hara, and younger writers, offering judgments and enthusiasms from a viewpoint that is consistent but unstereotyped.

Like his poetry, Robert Pinsky's criticism joins the traditional and the innovative in ways that are thoughtful and unmistakably his own. His book is a bold essay on the contemporary situation in poetry, on the dazzling achievements of modernism, and on the nature or "situation" of poetry itself.