Robert Pinsky

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an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky is the author of nineteen books, most of which are collections of his own poetry. His published work also includes critically acclaimed translations, including a collection of poems by Cz ...
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Shirt
The back, the yoke, the yardage. Lapped seams,
The nearly invisible stitches along the collar
Turned in a sweatshop by Koreans or Malaysians
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Ode To Meaning
Dire one and desired one,
Savior, sentencer--

In an old allegory you would carry
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Impossible To Tell
Slow dulcimer, gavotte and bow, in autumn,
Bashõ and his friends go out to view the moon;
In summer, gasoline rainbow in the gutter,
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4.
Ginza Samba
A monosyllabic European called Sax
Invents a horn, walla whirledy wah, a kind of twisted
Brazen clarinet, but with its column of vibrating
Air shaped not in a cylinder but in a cone
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5.
To Television
Not a "window on the world"
But as we call you,
A box a tube
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Anthony Mazza Jr 30 December 2018
I love to find myself laughing in the midst of my own confusion, but the guy claws it back too quickly... still, I keep reading, hoping for another.
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Charles Boyer 01 January 2010
Read this several times and it grows fuller and more complete each time. It packs a lot in here, about desire and tragedy and time.
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