Biography


This weekend we were again blessed with the presence of Boston University professor and former poet laureate of the United States Robert Pinsky.

He came up to read a number of his poems for a sound-to-spoken word record which will feature the orchestrations of Rakalam Bob Moses on drums and piano with Bob Gay on Saxophone.

Photos By Jodi K. Newell © 2010
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Robert Pinsky, U.S. Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000, was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, on October 20, 1940. The first person in his family to attend college, Pinsky earned a B.A. from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Robert Pinsky has published six books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed translation The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse of Translation.

Honors, Grants, and Awards: PEN Voelcker Award, Pulitzer Prize nomination, Ambassador Book Award of the English Speaking Union for The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996 (1996); Lenore Marshall Award, Harold Morton Landon Translation Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation; Harold Washington Literary Award (1999); American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1999); Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America (1996); National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; Guggenheim Fellowship; William Carlos Williams Prize; American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow (1993); Phi Beta Kappa Award (2003); Manhae Foundation Prize (2006); Jewish Cultural Foundation Achievement Award (2006)

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