Robert Pinsky
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Professor of English, Boston University Former U.S. Poet Laureate

Robert Pinsky is poetry editor of the online journal Slate and is the author of several books including Jersey Rain, a collection of his poems, and the prose book The Life of David.

During Pinsky’s tenure as Poet Laureate of the United States, (1997-2000) he created the Favorite Poem Project to document, promote, and celebrate poetry’s place in American culture. Several anthologies grew out of this venture, including most recently An Invitation to Poetry, which features a DVD containing many of the project videos.

Pinsky received his B.A. from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.


flag A Conversation with Robert Pinsky
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