Robert Pinsky Poetry Forum
The Sweetest Dream That Labor Knows: Williams and Frost
Robert Pinsky introduces the poem and responds to reader comments. Join the discussion at the Poetry Forum.
W.W. Norton & Co.
"Poetry For The Verse Averse"
by Tom Vitale, Morning Edition
Listen to the Story
"Singing School is nothing like the usual anthology of safe and sane selections. Instead, it is a gathering of poetry designed to stimulate the young and startle the old practitioner, with a surprise around every corner. Where else might you find Sterling Brown's 'Harlem Happiness' next to Queen Elizabeth I's 'When I Was Fair and Young,' and two poems away from Plath's 'Nick and the Candlestick'? . . . A book that will instruct and charm every reader."
"This is a magnificent anthology of, as Pinsky defines it for us, poems to inspire — each of them with his brief and brilliant, offhand notes about how to read them."
—ALAN CHEUSE, NPR
PoemJazz with Vijay Iyer Trio
8pm — 9pm
PoemJazz performance as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston's 75th season. Sanders Theater at Harvard University. Cambridge, MA
"Our F*****g City" – Robert Pinsky's poem on the Red Sox World Series victory, The Boston Globe (11/04)
Pinsky Poetry Forum Begins – A periodic, open discussion of particular poems (09/16)
Seamus Heaney in Slate – Robert Pinsky remembers Seamus Heaney (09/01)
PoemJazz with Laurence Hobgood
Photo Credit: Eric Antoniou