Robert Pinsky

BY NewsHour Poetry Series  May 20, 2011 at 10:43 AM EST

Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky has written many books of and about poetry, including most recently, “Selected Poems.”

From 1997 to 2000, he served as the United States Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. During that time, he founded the Favorite Poem Project, a program dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives.

Pinsky currently teaches in the M.F.A. program at Boston University and is the poetry editor of Slate.

Transcript: Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky reads more of his work in this web exclusive.

Robert Pinsky Reads ‘Samurai Song’ and Other Poems

BY NewsHour Poetry Series  May 20, 2011 at 10:43 AM EST

Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky has written many books of and about poetry, including most recently, “Selected Poems.”

From 1997 to 2000, he served as the United States Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. During that time, he founded the Favorite Poem Project, a program dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives.

Pinsky currently teaches in the M.F.A. program at Boston University and is the poetry editor of Slate.

Transcript: Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky reads more of his work in this web exclusive.