“Since the death of Robert Lowell in 1977, no single figure has dominated American poetry the way that Lowell, or before him Eliot, once did . . . But among the many writers who have come of age in our fin de siècle, none have succeeded more completely as poet, critic, and translator than Robert Pinsky.” ―James Longenbach, The NationWith all the generosity and mastery we have come to expect from o...
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprint edition (October 3, 2017)
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Pinsky is America's most mature and wise poet, writing in and out of many kinds of poetic forms, but always with a quotidian sense of the universal. I took his Boston University online course--best I have yet experienced. I recommend it, if it is p...
me Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky has written a bold, lyrical meditation on identity and culture as hybrid and fluid, violent as well as creative: the enigmatic, maybe universal, condition of the foundling. At the Foundling Hospital considers the foundling soul: its need to be adopted, and its need to be adaptive. These poems reimagine identity on the scale of one life or of human history: from “the emanation of a dead star still alive” to the “pinhole iris of your mortal eye.”What is a particular person? How unique? What is anyone born as? Born with? Born into? The poems of Robert Pinsky’s At the Foundling Hospital engage personality and culture as improvised from loss: a creative effort so pervasive it can be invisible.