Category: Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky: Poetry Will Outlive Status Updates, Tweets — Even The Web Itself

March 29th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Pinsky, WBUR 0 comments

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April is National Poetry Month. It is also, apparently, National Pecan Month and National Welding Month. But the increasingly common practice of claiming months to spread awareness doesn’t deter poetry enthusiasts…

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“Poetry, by its nature, is on a human scale: the medium is one person’s voice. That sense of respect for the individual, built into the nature of the art, has the potential to temper, as well as inspire, leadership.”

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Robert Pinsky merges poetry and jazz

March 12th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Pinsky 0 comments

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You’d think that being Poet Laureate of the United States would be enough for a person…

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Sound is part of the process for Robert Pinsky

December 8th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Pinsky 0 comments

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When I arrived at poet laureate emeritus Robert Pinsky’s Cambridge home, he greeted me with the poem that appears here…

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Our F*****g City deserves a celebration

November 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Robert Pinsky 0 comments

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The many metaphors used to describe the government’s failure

October 11th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Marketplace, Newsmakers, Robert Pinsky 0 comments

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This is the eleventh day of the partial government shutdown…

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“The attempt to clarify becomes like a poem by an avant-garde surrealist poet.”

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Robert Pinsky: The Comedy of Seamus Heaney

October 1st, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Robert Pinsky, The Daily Beast 0 comments

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Irreverent comedy subverts, but it doesn’t necessarily hurt. Its best laughter can be derisive, but not cruel…

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Seamus Heaney, Considered Ireland’s Greatest Poet Since Yeats, Dead at 74

August 30th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR, Robert Pinsky 0 comments

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Robert Pinsky on Poems that Inspire and Endure

August 7th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Pinsky, WBUR 0 comments

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Pinsky’s ‘Singing School’: Poetry For The Verse Averse

August 6th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR, Robert Pinsky 0 comments

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For Robert Pinsky, the pleasure in poetry comes from the music of the language, and not from the meaning of the words…

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Robert Pinsky adapts ‘Wallenstein’ for Shakespeare Theatre

April 18th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Pinsky, Washington Post 0 comments

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“First of all, forget about the Thirty Years’ War,” the conflict-hardened and battle-weary Gen. Albrecht Wallenstein advises an audience in the first seconds of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s fluidly and handsomely mounted “Wallenstein.”…

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