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Robert Pinsky’s work riffs on the human experience, in language that is probing and intellectual. Pinsky, who served an unprecedented three terms as United States Poet Laureate, teaches at Boston University and is the poetry editor of Slate. His books of poetry include Selected Poems, Gulf Music, Jersey Music, and The History of My Heart. He is also the author of the prose book _The Life of David _and is a well-known and award-winning translator. He has written several books about poetry including Poetry and the World, which was nominated for a National Books Critics Circle Award, and The Sounds of Poetry.

From _Rhyme*


Air an instrument of the tongue,

The tongue an instrument

Of the body, the body

An instrument of the spirit,

The spirit a being of the air.

*Excerpted from Selected Poems by Robert Pinsky, published in April 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Copyright © 2011 by Robert Pinsky. All rights reserved.

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