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Robert Pinsky

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20101022, 20100409

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky discusses his new book of prose, Thousands of Broadways: Dreams and Nightmares of the American Small Town.  Raised in Long Branch, New Jersey, where his family has a long history, Pinsky examines American small town life, and how it plays in literature, such as in Faulkner's The Hamlet. He also reads some poetry, talks about his book, The Sounds of Poetry, and gives an update on his Favorite Poem Project that was developed during his poet laureateship:  www.favoritepoem.org.

| Subject Matter: History, Sound, Favorite Poem Project | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: U.S. Poet Laureate |

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