Category: Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky: ‘I don’t like the idea that poetry is marketed’

Irish Times Robert Pinsky, College of Arts & Sciences The term “poet-in-residence” suggests a leisurely period of domicile: a year at a university, perhaps, or a season in some crumbling mansion by the sea. But when the residency takes place within the lifespan of a 10-day arts festival, the poet in question doesn’t have much […]

Poet Robert Pinsky launches ‘massive open online course’

Boston Globe (subscription required) Robert Pinsky, College of Arts & Sciences More than half of the 12,000 students who had preregistered by Friday for The Art of Poetry, Robert Pinsky’s new “massive open online course,” are from overseas… Expert quote: “It’s partly an attempt to create something that doesn’t feel provincial. It feels global.” View full article

Statue of Edgar Allan Poe to be unveiled in Boston

Boston Globe (subscription required) Robert Pinsky, College of Arts & Sciences The 18-year-old author of “Tamerlane and Other Poems,” published in 1827, was such an unknown that he didn’t bother to affix his own name to the collection. Instead, he credited it simply to “a Bostonian.”… Expert quote: “There’s a tendency for American poets in […]

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

WBUR “Cognoscenti” Robert Pinsky, College of Arts & Sciences 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… Expert quote: “Poetry, by its nature, is on a human scale: the medium is one […]