Robert Pinsky Poetry Forum
Fine Knacks, Painted Things: John Dowland and Michael Drayton
Robert Pinsky introduces the poem and responds to reader comments. Join the discussion at the Poetry Forum.
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"Poetry For The Verse Averse"
by Tom Vitale, Morning Edition
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"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
Favorite Poem Project: Chicago
7pm — 9pm
Favorite Poem Project and the Poetry Foundation have chosen the favorite poems of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and five other Chicagoans to be featured in a video initiative, Favorite Poem Project: Chicago. The series will launch on Friday, April 11. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and the Poetry Foundation President Robert Polito will introduce the evening program. The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL
Favorite Poem Project: Chicago – The Favorite Poem Project, Robert Pinsky's initiative as Poet Laureate, and the Poetry Foundation, have chosen the favorite poems of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and five other Chicagoans to be featured in a video series called Favorite Poem Project: Chicago. The series will launch on Friday, April 11.
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