By (author) Robert Pinsky
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Gulf Music by Robert Pinsky
Book Description"Dollars, dolors. Callings and contrivances. King Zulu. Comus.""Sephardic ju-ju and verses. Voodoo mojo, Special Forces.""""Henry formed a group named Professor Longhair and his""Shuffling Hungarians. After so much renunciation""""And invention, is this the image of the promised end?""All music haunted by all the music of the dead forever.""""Becky haunted forever by Pearl the daughter she abandoned""For love, O try my tra-la-la, ma la belle, mah walla-woe.""""" from "Gulf Music"An improvised, even desperate music, yearning toward knowledge across a gulf, informs Robert Pinsky's first book of poetry since "Jersey Rain "(2000).On the large scale of war or the personal scale of family history, in the movements of people and cultures across oceans or between eras, these poems discover connections between things seemingly disparate."Gulf Music "is perhaps the most ambitious, politically impassioned, and inventive book by this major American poet."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374531478
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 137mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Pinsky
At the Foundling Hospital, Hardback (November 2016)
The poems in Robert Pinsky's At the Foundling Hospital consider personality and culture as improvised from loss: a creative effort so pervasive it is invisible. An extreme example is the abandoned new-born.
Singing School, Paperback (August 2014)View all books by Robert Pinsky
"Magnificent ... poems to inspire [with] brief and brilliant, offhand notes about how to read them."-Alan Cheuse, NPR
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Author Biography - Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky was Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997 to 2000. Creator and director of the Favorite Poem Project and poetry editor at "Slate," he also teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University.
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