Robert Pinsky

Professor

BA, Rutgers University
MA, PhD, Stanford University


Room 215
617-353-2821
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Teaching and Research Interests
  • Poetry, poetry writing
Selected Publications
  • Gulf Music (2007)
  • First Things to Hand (2006)
  • Invitation to Poetry (2004)
  • Poems to Read (2002)
  • Democracy, Culture, and the Voice of Poetry (2002)
  • Jersey Rain (2000)
  • Americans’ Favorite Poems (1999)
  • The Sounds of Poetry (1998)
  • The Handbook of Heartbreak (1998)
  • The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation (1995)
  • The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966–1996 (1995)
  • The Want Bone (1990)
  • Poetry and the World (1988)
  • History of My Heart (1984)
  • The Separate Notebooks, Poems by Czeslaw Milosz (1984)
  • An Explanation of America (1980)
  • The Situation of Poetry (1977)
  • Sadness and Happiness (1975)
  • Landor’s Poetry (1968)
  • Poems and prose in Antaeus, The New Yorker, Modern Philology, Critical Inquiry, Representations, The Paris Review, The Harvard Book of Contemporary Poetry, The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The Norton Anthology of American Literature
Honors, Grants, and Awards
  • PEN Voelcker Award
  • Pulitzer Prize nomination
  • Ambassador Book Award of the English Speaking Union for The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 19661996 (1996)
  • Lenore Marshall Award
  • Harold Morton Landon Translation Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation (1995)
  • Harold Washington Literary Award (1999)
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1999)
  • Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America (1996)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • William Carlos Williams Prize
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow (1993)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Award (2003)
  • Manhae Foundation Prize (2006)
  • Jewish Cultural Foundation Achievement Award (2006)
Other Professional Activities
  • Poet Laureate of the United States (19972000)
  • Poetry Editor, Slate
  • Secretary, American Academy of Arts and Letters
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