Robert Pinsky to Introduce New “Favorite Poem” Anthology
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Boston, MA —Boston University Professor of Poetry Robert Pinsky will introduce his new book, “Poems to Read, A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology,” on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 6 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline, Mass. The event will include readings by Pinsky and his co-editor Maggie Dietz, director of the Favorite Poem Project, and prominent local poets as surprise guest readers. The event is sponsored by the Brookline Booksmith.
Pinsky served an unprecedented three terms as U.S. poet laureate from 1997 until 2000. His Favorite Poem Project is an audiovisual archive that features a cross-section of Americans talking about and reading their favorite poems on camera. According to the Librarian of Congress James Billington, the Favorite Poem Project “captured the imagination of young and old across the nation.” The Buffalo (N.Y.) News called it “the most extraordinary public art project of the past two decades,” echoing hundreds of print and broadcast outlets across the nation.
Like the first anthology, “Americans’ Favorite Poems,” Pinsky’s and Dietz’s new book includes poems selected by people from across the country. In this new anthology the editors take a more active role in the conversation by selecting a number of poems themselves and adding their own brief comments.
EVENT: “Poems to Read,” Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz
DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2002 TIME: 6 p.m.
TICKETS: $2 at the door PLACE: Coolidge Corner Theater 290 Harvard Street Brookline, Massachusetts