Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology

Introduction

Albert Goldbarth is an American poet (born January 31, 1948). He has won the National Book Critics Circle award for "Saving Lives" (2001) and "Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology" (1991), the only poet to receive the honor two times.[1] He also won the Mark Twain Award for Humorous Poetry, awarded by the Poetry Foundation, in 2008.[2] Goldbarth is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

The poetry of Albert Goldbarth is widely praised, and he has published extensively, with more than 30 collections to his credit, including poetry and essays. He is known for his prolific production, his gregarious tone, his eclectic interests and his distinctive 'talky' style. In his review of Kitchen Sink, David Baker (poet) of The Kenyon Review says: “Albert Goldbarth is . . . a contemporary genius with the language itself . . . There is simply no contemporary poet like him.” [3]

Goldbarth received his BA from the University of Illinois in 1969 and his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1971. Goldbarth taught at Cornell University and from 1977-1987 at the University of Texas at Austin. From 1987-2018, he served as the Adelle V. Davis Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Wichita State University, which houses the Goldbarth Archive in Ablah Library.

Works (Incomplete)
  • Coprolites (1973, poetry)
  • Jan 31 (1974, poetry)
  • Opticks (1974, poetry)
  • Keeping (1975, poetry)
  • Comings Back (1976, poetry)
  • Curve, Overlapping Narratives (1977, poetry)
  • Different Fleshes, a Novel/Poem (1979, poetry)
  • Ink, Blood, Semen (1980, poetry)
  • The Smuggler's Handbook (1980, poetry)
  • Faith (1981, poetry)
  • Eurekas (1981, poetry)
  • Goldbarth's Book of Occult Phenomena (1982, poetry)
  • Who Gathered and Whispered Behind Me (1981, poetry)
  • Original Light (1983, poetry)
  • Arts & Sciences (1986, poetry)
  • Sympathy of Souls (1990, essays)
  • Delft (1990, essay-poem)
  • Popular Culture (1990, poetry)
  • Heaven and Earth, A Cosmology (1991, poetry)
  • The Gods (1993, poetry)
  • Across the Layers (1993, poetry)
  • Marriage, and Other Science Fiction (1994, poetry)
  • Great Topics of the World, Essays (1994, essays)
  • Adventures in Ancient Egypt (1996, poetry)
  • A Lineage of Ragpickers, Songpluckers, Elegiasts & Jewelers (Time Being Books, 1996)
  • Beyond (1998, poetry)
  • Dark Waves and Light Matter (1999, essays)
  • Many Circles (2001, essays)
  • Saving Lives (2001, poetry)
  • Combinations of the Universe (2002, poetry)
  • Pieces of Payne (2003, novel)
  • Budget Travel through Space and Time (Graywolf Press, 2005, poetry)
  • Griffin (2007, essays)
  • The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems 1972-2007 (Graywolf Press, 2007, poetry)
  • To Be Read in 500 Years: Poems (Graywolf Press, 2009, poetry)
  • The End of Space (2012, essays)
  • Everyday People (2012, poetry)
  • Keats's Phrase (2012, poetry)
  • Selfish (Graywolf Press, 2015, poetry)
  • The Loves and Wars of Relative Scale: Poems (2017, poetry)
  • The Adventures of Form and Content: Essays (Graywolf Press, 2017, essays)
See also
  • Poetry
References
  1. ^ "National Book Critics Circle". Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Poetry Foundation". Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Converse College Profile". 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2015-09-12. 
External links
  • Albert Goldbarth's “Library″
  • Albert Goldbarth: 2013 National Book Festival (Library of Congress)
  • PBS NewsHour - Junk Man: Poet and Professor Albert Goldbarth (2009)

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