Robert Pinsky

(October 20, 1940 / New Jersey)

Robert Pinsky Poems

1. Death And The Powers: A Robot Pageant 12/24/2015
2. Paschal 1/2/2012
3. Ceremony For Any Beginning 12/20/2014
4. December Blues 11/6/2015
5. An Explanation Of America: A Love Of Death 1/2/2012
6. Poem About People 1/2/2012
7. The Hearts 1/2/2012
8. Glory 1/2/2012
9. First Things To Hand 1/2/2012
10. The Green Piano 1/2/2012
11. Doctor Frolic 1/2/2012
12. Stupid Meditation On Peace 1/2/2012
13. Samurai Song 1/2/2012
14. Essay On Psychiatrists 1/2/2012
15. The Refinery 1/20/2003
16. Ginza Samba 1/13/2003
17. The Night Game 1/13/2003
18. Ode To Meaning 1/13/2003
19. Poem With Refrains 1/13/2003
20. At Pleasure Bay 1/13/2003
21. To Television 1/13/2003
22. Impossible To Tell 1/13/2003
23. Shirt 1/13/2003

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    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.

Best Poem of Robert Pinsky

Shirt

The back, the yoke, the yardage. Lapped seams,
The nearly invisible stitches along the collar
Turned in a sweatshop by Koreans or Malaysians

Gossiping over tea and noodles on their break
Or talking money or politics while one fitted
This armpiece with its overseam to the band

Of cuff I button at my wrist. The presser, the cutter,
The wringer, the mangle. The needle, the union,
The treadle, the bobbin. The code. The infamous blaze

At the Triangle Factory in nineteen-eleven.
One hundred and forty-six died in the flames
On the ninth floor, no hydrants,...

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Poem With Refrains

The opening scene. The yellow, coal-fed fog
Uncurling over the tainted city river,
A young girl rowing and her anxious father
Scavenging for corpses. Funeral meats. The clever
Abandoned orphan. The great athletic killer
Sulking in his tent. As though all stories began
With someone dying.

When her mother died,

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