Robert Pinsky to Read at Katonah Poetry Series

Award-winning poet Robert Pinsky served an unprecedented three terms as United States Poet Laureate and founded The Favorite Poem Project,  His poetry collections include Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011) Gulf Music (2008), Jersey Rain (2000), The Want Bone (1990) and The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996 (1996). As Louise Glück states, “Robert Pinsky is one of the few literary artists working in our language whose work is unquestionably major work.” His best-selling translation The Inferno of Dante (1994) received both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. His prose books include Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry (2005) and The Sounds of Poetry (1998). Among his many awards and honors are the William Carols Williams Prize, the Harold Washington Award from the City of Chicago, the Italian Premio Capri, the PEN-Volcker Award, the Korean Manhae Prize and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the PEN American Center. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University where he has been named a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor.

Admission $10 donation; students free. For further information please visit Connect with KPS on Facebook and Twitter. The Katonah Village Library is located at 26 Bedford Road, within easy walking distance of the Katonah Metro-North train station.

“For 36 years, Robert Pinsky has been writing his exciting, musical poetry . . . his poems bubble up and dissolve like fireworks, like something written across a stretch of blue sky, seen from the warm sand. ‘What is Imagination,' he asks in ‘Ode to Meaning,' ‘But your lost child born to give birth to you?'” ―Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times