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 ...

Selected Poems 2012, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374533168

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Selected Poems 2011, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York

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