Episode 11: Interview with Robert Pinsky

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Melissa Stud­dard talks with Robert Pin­sky about poetry, trans­la­tion, edit­ing, and more.  Pin­sky, who served three terms as United States Poet Lau­re­ate, is also an acclaimed lit­er­ary critic and the best-selling trans­la­tor of The Inferno of Dante. He has received numer­ous awards for his poetry and trans­la­tions, includ­ing the Lenore Mar­shall Award, the Ambas­sador Book Award of the Eng­lish Speak­ing Union, the PEN/Voelcker Award, the William Car­los Williams Prize, and the Theodore M. Roethke Memo­r­ial Poetry Award.

He cur­rently teaches in the grad­u­ate writ­ing pro­gram at Boston Uni­ver­sity and serves as the poetry edi­tor for Slate. His most recent col­lec­tion of poetry, Selected Poemswas released April 2011.

Lloyd Schwarz, of The Boston Phoenix, has said of Pin­sky, “In his poems Pin­sky talks, with demo­c­ra­tic warmth and inti­macy, to the com­mon things of this world. His extra­or­di­nary poems remind us that he has always embod­ied the very ideal he pro­poses for what a poet can do.”

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