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Robert Pinsky

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From the Archives: Getting to Know Our Poet Laureate.

Poet laureate Robert Pinsky reads poems from his book "The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems" (Farrar Straus & Giroux). Robert Pinsky was named poet laureate on March 28, 1997. His previous books of poetry include The Inferno of Dante, An Explanation of America (Princeton), The Want Bone (Ecco), and History of My Heart, awarded the William Carlos Williams Prize of the Poetry Society of America. His collection of essays, Poetry and the World, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle award in criticism.

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