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Robert Pinsky

Robert PinskyBorn: 20-Oct-1940
Birthplace: Long Branch, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Poet Laureate, 1997-2000

Father: Milford Simon Pinsky (optician)
Mother: Sylvia Eisenberg
Wife: Ellen Jane Bailey (m. 1961, three daughters)

    High School: Long Branch High School, Long Branch, NJ
    University: BA, Rutgers University (1962)
    University: MA, Stanford University
    University: PhD, Stanford University (1966)

    US Poet Laureate 1997-2000
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1980
    The New Republic Poetry Editor
    Poetry Society of America

    Get Lamp (26-Mar-2010)

Author of books:
Landor's Poetry (1968, criticism)
Sadness and Happiness (1975, poetry)
The Situation of Poetry (1976, poetry)
An Explanation of America (1979, poetry)
History of My Heart (1984, poetry)
Poetry and the World (1988, criticism)
The Want Bone (1990, poetry)
The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996 (1996, poetry)
Jersey Rain (2000, poetry)

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