Robert Pinsky: Favorite Poem Project

Robert Pinsky and Rich Michelson, 2014

Robert Pinsky is a poet, essayist, translator, teacher, and speaker. His first two terms as United States Poet Laureate were marked by such visible dynamism—and such national enthusiasm in response—that the Library of Congress appointed him to an unprecedented third term. Throughout his career, Pinsky has been dedicated to identifying and invigorating poetry’s place in the world. Always seeking to bring poetry to a broad audience, Pinsky is the only member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters to have appeared on “The Simpsons” and “The Colbert Report.” 

“No other living American poet–no other living American, probably–has done so much to put poetry before the public eye” – New York Times Sunday Book Review

Learn more about Robert Pinsky here.

The Ghost Hammer

 

Renowned sculptor Murray Dewart has crafted this beautiful bronze sculpture – from a cast of Pinsky’s actual hand -and a stanza from “The Ghost Hammer”, in an edition of six.

Proceeds go to support the Favorite Poem Project.

The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in our lives. Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997. See more about the Favorite Poem Project here.

Robert Pinsky and Rich Michelson on Martha’s Vineyard 2017.