This month for Poetry 365 we’re highlighting Robert Pinsky’s masterful new book At the Foundling Hospital. With meditations on the gods, jazz, boyhood memories and “arbitrary” names, this latest collection from the three-term U.S. Poet Laureate boldly examines time, history, and the fluid identities of both single individuals and entire civilizations. Trim, erudite, and musically energetic, these thirty poems are a clear reminder why Louise Glück proclaimed that “Robert Pinsky is one of the few literary artists… whose work is unquestionably major work.” So don’t miss this outstanding new book, sample a poem below, and make sure to stop back next month for Poetry 365.
Poetry 365: Robert Pinsky
November 13, 2016