Pinsky, Robert

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Robert Pinsky, poet and literary critic, was born in 1940 in Long Beach, New Jersey. He studied English at Rutgers University (B.A., 1962) and Stanford University (M.A. and Ph.D., 1967). He has taught at the University of Chicago (1966-67), Wellesley College (1967-1980), and the University of California, Berkeley (1980-present). Since 1979, Pinsky has been poetry editor for The New Republic.

Pinsky has published two volumes of poetry: Sadness And Happiness (1975) and An Explanation of America (1979). His other major works are Landor's Poetry (1968)-a revision of his Ph.D. dissertation, The Situation of Poetry (1977)-a discussion of "this current moment" in modern poetry, and a verse translation of Dante's Inferno (1995). Pinsky's literary criticism also includes articles written for various periodicals and a large number of book reviews for the Los Angeles Times.

From the guide to the Robert Pinsky Papers, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ecco Press records, 1963-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kennedy Lecture Series, 2000-2003 Ohio University
referencedIn Graywolf Press Archives, 1978-2010 University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collection, Manuscripts Division. [mss]
referencedIn Books & Co. records, 1978-1997 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Carol Muske-Dukes Papers, 1960-2008 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Robert Pinsky Papers Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Donald Davie papers, 1926-1995, 1970-1990 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Parnassus: poetry in review records, 1971-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Michael Heller papers, 1960-2010 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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