Posts Tagged: Robert Pinsky

The Rumpus Interview with Erik Kennedy

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Poet Erik Kennedy discusses literary community and his formative years as a young writer in New Jersey, and shares two new prose poems. ...more

Notable San Francisco: 2/1–2/7

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Wednesday 2/1: Former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and sculptor Murray Dewart (co-authors of Poems About Scultpure). Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books.

Otessa Moshfegh reads from her first collection Homesick for Another World. Free, 7:30–9 p.m., The Booksmith.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Chris Santiago

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Chris Santigo on his new collection Tula, writing a multilingual text, and the connections between music and writing poetry. ...more

Discovering Septimania

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I set off for Rome with my fiddle and a backpack, planning to busk as long as the tourists could stand it. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Terese Svoboda

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Poet Terese Svoboda talks about her biography of the socialist-anarchist firebrand and modernist poet Lola Ridge, Anything That Burns You, and remembers a time when the political was printed in newspapers. ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sandra Beasley

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Sandra Beasley about her new book Count the Waves, sestinas, and how actions can serve as signposts in the time stream. ...more

How Not to Write a Book Review

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Robert Pinksy, writing at Slate, reintroduces us to John Wilson Croker and John Gibson Lockhart, two critics who hated John Keats. Croker loathed Keats so badly that he’s most remembered for this review, and that’s something, given that he also may have invented the term “conservative.”

Pinksy uses these two men as a jumping off point for a short talk on how to write (or not to write) a book review, and I have to say that in general, the advice is reasonably solid, though I wonder if Pinsky has ever read any of of our HORN!

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