Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III
October 8, 2014, 6:30 PM
Robert Pinsky’s most recent books are his Selected Poems and Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters, an anthology-with-manifesto. Pinsky’s translation The Inferno of Dante received the Los Angeles Times Book Award in poetry. As Poet Laureate of the United States (1997-2000), Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project, in which thousands of Ameri- cans—of varying backgrounds, all ages, and from every state—shared theirfavorite poems in videos (www.favoritepoem.org). Among his many awards are the Italian Premio Capri, the Korean Manhae Award and theHarold Washington Award from the City of Chicago. He is the only member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters to have appeared on both The Simpsons and The Colbert Report.
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