Item description for First Things to Hand: Poems (Quarternote Chapbook Series) by Robert Pinsky...
"Pinsky has . . . the magician's dazzling quickness fused with subtle intelligence, a taste for tasks and assignments to which he devises ingenious solutions."-Louise Glck
In these new poems the humble objects of everyday life-door, photograph, newspaper, pen, book-become artifacts pointing to the very center of human difference.
Robert Pinsky's books include The Want Bone, The Figured Wheel: Collected Poems 1966-1996, and Jersey Rain. Among his awards are the William Carlos Williams Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. From 1997 to 2000 he was the US Poet Laureate. He currently teaches at Boston University.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Sarabande Books
ISBN 1932511342 ISBN13 9781932511345
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Pinsky
A former Poet Laureate of the United States, Robert Pinsky was born and raised in Long Branch, New Jersey. In addition to his books of poetry and The Inferno of Dante, he has written prose works, including The Life of David and The Sounds of Poetry.
Robert Pinsky currently resides in Newton Corner, in the state of Massachusetts. Robert Pinsky has an academic affiliation as follows - Boston University.
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A free-verse poetry chapbook by teacher and prizewinning poet Robert Pinsky Jan 5, 2008
First Things to Hand is a free-verse poetry chapbook by teacher and prizewinning poet Robert Pinsky, contemplating the most elementary of ordinary items yet revealing the distinctions each object sheds upon the multifaceted human experience. Quickly absorbed yet promoting extended contemplation, First Things to Hand reveals the uniqueness within the mundane. "Photograph": Light-inscribed / Likeness // Vulnerable to light, / To the oils of the hand. // The paper sensitive / The dyes ephemeral // The very medium / A trace of absences. // Speed of the years / Speed of the shutter. // The child's father / Crouches level to her // With the camera and so / She crouches too. // Agile the dancer. / Little room // Of the camera, wide / Gaze of exposure- // Shiva the maker / Shiva the destroyer: // The flash of your hammer / Fashions the shelter.