Robert Pinsky: Poems


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  • Pinsky, Robert (1975). Sadness and happiness. Princeton UP. 
  • An Explanation of America (1981) Princeton University Press
  • History of My Heart (1984) Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • The Want Bone (1990) Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966–1996 (1996) Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Jersey Rain (2000) Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Gulf Music: Poems (2007) Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Selected Poems (2011) Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Title Year First published in Collected in
Food 2012 The New Yorker 88/38 (December 3, 2012)


  • Landor's Poetry (1968) University of Chicago Press
  • The Situation of Poetry (1977) Princeton University Press
  • Poetry and the World (1988) Ecco Press
  • The Sounds of Poetry (1998) Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Democracy, Culture, and the Voice of Poetry (2002) Princeton University Press
  • The Life of David (2006) Schocken Books
  • Thousands of Broadways: Dreams and Nightmares of the American Small Town (2009) University of Chicago Press


  • Death and the Powers, an opera by Tod Machover (2010)

Interactive fiction

  • Mindwheel (1984)[22][23]

As translator

  • The Separate Notebooks by Czesław Miłosz, with Renata Gorczynski and Robert Hass (1984)
  • The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation (1995)

As editor

  • Handbook of Heartbreak (1998)
  • Americans' Favorite Poems: The Favorite Poem Project Anthology, with Maggie Dietz (1999)
  • Poems to Read: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology (2002)
  • An Invitation to Poetry: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology (2004)
  • Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud (2009)
  • Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters (2014)


  • PoemJazz (2012) Circumstantial Productions

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