Today's poem is "Paradiso I 54-63"
from I'll Tell What I Saw

Sarabande Books

Robert Pinsky was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and attended Rutgers and Stanford, where he held a Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing. He has taught classes in poetry at Wellesley, Berkeley, and currently at Boston University. Among his awards are the William Carlos Williams Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. His translation The Inferno of Dante was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Award. From 1997 to 2000 he was the U.S. Poet Laureate. His books include The Want Bone, The Figured Wheel: Collected Poems 1966-1996, and Jersey Rain. His Tanner Lectures at Princeton University were published as Democracy, Culture, and the Voice of Poetry.

Other poems by Robert Pinsky in Verse Daily:
June 18, 2006:   "Pliers" " What is the origin of this despair I feel..."

Books by Robert Pinsky:

Other poems on the web by Robert Pinsky:
Four poems
Thirteen poems
"The Night Game"

Robert Pinsky According to Wikipedia.

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