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Pinsky’s latest book, Gulf Music, was published to wide acclaim in 2007. Poems and prose by Robert Pinsky, José Antonio Rodríguez, Connie Voisine, and Philip Metres in the February issue of Poetry magazine.

Pinsky’s latest book, Gulf Music, was published to wide acclaim in 2007.

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Robert Pinsky was Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997 to 2000. The last stack of books that I grabbed included Robert Pinsky’s Gulf Music

Robert Pinsky was Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997 to 2000. The last stack of books that I grabbed included Robert Pinsky’s Gulf Music. While the cover initially attracted me, Pinsky’s writing is virtuosic. He has a dazzling ability to craft word music that concisely yet artfully expresses big ideas.

An improvised, even desperate music, yearning toward knowledge across a gulf, informs Robert Pinsky's first book of poetry since Jersey Rain (2000)

Callings and contrivances. An improvised, even desperate music, yearning toward knowledge across a gulf, informs Robert Pinsky's first book of poetry since Jersey Rain (2000). On the large scale of war or the personal scale of family history, in the movements of people and cultures across oceans or between eras, these poems discover connections between things seemingly disparate. Gulf Music is perhaps the most ambitious, politically impassioned, and inventive book by this major American poet.

An improvised, even desperate music, yearning toward knowledge across a gulf, informs Robert Pinsky's first book of poetry since Jersey Rain (2000)

An improvised, even desperate music, yearning toward knowledge across a gulf, informs Robert Pinsky's first book of poetry since Jersey Rain (2000). Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Robert Pinsky has been writing outstanding poems for more than 30 years - Gulf Music is his seventh collection - but you’re more likely to know him for his poetry advocacy than for his own examples of the art.

Robert Pinsky - The author of several collections of poetry, Robert . Pinsky has taught at both Wellesley College and the University of California, Berkeley, and currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University.

Robert Pinsky - The author of several collections of poetry, Robert Pinsky won the 1997 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his book The Figured Wheel . He served as a Chancellor for The Academy of American Poets from 2004 to 2010. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This anthology embodies Robert Pinsky's commitment to discover America's beloved poems, his special undertaking as. .

This anthology embodies Robert Pinsky's commitment to discover America's beloved poems, his special undertaking as Poet Laureate of the United States. Some poems are memories treasured in the mind since childhood; some crystallize the passion of love or recall the trail of loss and sorrow.

Gulf Music Pinsky Robert Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS 9780374531478 : Dollars, dolors. Callings and contrivances. Gulf Music is perhaps the most ambitious, politically impassioned, and inventive book by this major American poet

Gulf Music Pinsky Robert Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS 9780374531478 : Dollars, dolors. Sephardic ju-ju and verses. Voodoo mojo, Special Forces. Автор: Robert Pinsky Название: At the Foundling Hospital ISBN: 0374537291 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374537296 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг

Dollars, dolors. Callings and contrivances. King Zulu. Comus.Sephardic ju-ju and verses. Voodoo mojo, Special Forces.Henry formed a group named Professor Longhair and hisShuffling Hungarians. After so much renunciationAnd invention, is this the image of the promised end?All music haunted by all the music of the dead forever.Becky haunted forever by Pearl the daughter she abandonedFor love, O try my tra-la-la, ma la belle, mah walla-woe.―from "Gulf Music"

An improvised, even desperate music, yearning toward knowledge across a gulf, informs Robert Pinsky's first book of poetry since Jersey Rain (2000).

On the large scale of war or the personal scale of family history, in the movements of people and cultures across oceans or between eras, these poems discover connections between things seemingly disparate.

Gulf Music is perhaps the most ambitious, politically impassioned, and inventive book by this major American poet.


Comments: (6)

Flamekiller
Robert Pinsky has one of the great poetic voices, and if you read his earlier work, like _Sadness and Happiness_, the pleasure of that voice is immediate, and lasting. This book isn't in that voice, though; it's like a long vertical stack of other voices, discovered meanings, sounds that refused to settle in or lose their strangeness. It's beautiful, and unexpected.
Zulurr
I had never seen what a chapbook was until I had one in hand. Gulf Music: Poems was in that format and it was interesting. I had read about chapbooks before, but I did like it. Try one and I think you will like the format.
fire dancer
Pinsky is an amazing poet and this is a strong collection. Some of the poems were published in a chap book recently which I had already purchased awhile back. Still, the rest of the poems were so enjoyable I had to pick this up, too. If you like contemporary poetry (yeah, what does that mean?), especially with a political flavor, this may be just what you are looking for.
Armin
I cannot uniformly appreciate all of Pinsky’s poems, but some of them are very powerful and amply demonstrate his prowess as our former poet laureate. I will not go into the myriad problems and disconnections with modern poetry—the way it lingers in the academic ivory tower while the poetry of pop (or more hopefully, underground) music resonates with the masses, but it always bears consideration. I have not read much Pinsky since I was studying poetry in the 90’s, but I do remember a political edge on some of his poetry that I appreciated and that I see he has not lost.

Here are my notes, excerpts, and random musings on the book:

The poem “First Things to Hand” is amazing—section 2 “Books—is a powerful meditation on one of my most prized material possessions and the same, I think, for those who value and love words.

Part 7, “Door” is interesting if you understand the allusions and wordplay.

“Between the January vulva of birth
And the January of death’s door
There are so many to negotiate,

Closed or flung open or ajar, valves
Of attention….”

January is an allusion to the two-faced god of beginnings and transitions, gates, doorways, doors, endings, and time, Janus, who the ancient Romans placed above or on their doors. This month was dedicated to him.

“Beneath that rubble,
Inscriptions: annals of
Atrocities of the righteous.” From “The Dig.”

“When I was quite young
My miscomprehension was that ‘Concentration Camp’
Meant where the scorned were admonished to concentrate,
Humiliated: forbidden to let the mind wander away.
‘Concentration’ seemed just the kind of punitive euphemism
The adult world used to coerce, like the word ‘Citizenship’
On the report cards, graded along with disciplines like History,
English, Mathematics. Citizenship was a field or
Discipline in which for certain years I was awarded every
Marking period a ‘D’ meaning Poor. Possibly my first political
Emotion was wishing they would call it Conduct, or Deportment.”

Robert Pinsky “Immature Song”

Loved “Work Song”, “The Wave”, “Antique,” and his translation “From the Last Canto of Paradise.”

“Antique”

I drowned in the fire of having you, I burned
In the river of not having you, we lived
Together for hours in a house of a thousand rooms
And we were parted for a thousand years.
Ten minutes ago we raised our children who cover
The earth and have forgotten that we existed.
It was not maya, it was not a ladder to perfection,
It was this cold sunlight falling on this warm earth.

When I turned you went to Hell. When your ship
Fled the battle I followed you and lost the world
Without regret but with stormy recriminations.
Someday far down that corridor of horror the future
Someone who buys this picture of you for the frame
At a stall in a dwindled city will study your face
And decide to harbor it for a little while longer
From the waters of anonymity, the acids of breath.

There is an allusion to Eurydice after Orpheus looks to check that she is following him and thus painfully is separated by death from his beloved again even after he had ventured into the realm of the dead to recover her in “When I turned you went to Hell.” There is an allusion to Marcus Antonius following Cleopatra after the disastrous battle of Actium. Lovers, death, hope, pain, temporality, beauty…poetry and the vestiges of meaning.
Mikale
The two places that I learn about poetry are my local library and Half-Price Books. For free, I can browse the poetry section and choose colorful hardcovers and well-worn paperbacks. If the book isn’t for me, it’s no loss. If it is for me, hurrah! The last stack of books that I grabbed included Robert Pinsky’s Gulf Music. While the cover initially attracted me, Pinsky’s writing is virtuosic. He has a dazzling ability to craft word music that concisely yet artfully expresses big ideas. More than once, I said, “Wow!” out loud. People on the bus didn’t know what to make of me. Poetry is a medium that I struggle with, both as a reader and writer. To read someone with such a mastery is exciting. It’s no wonder that Mr. Pinsky was National Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000.

This collection was published in 2008. I believe Gulf Music is a reference to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, as well as post 9/11 America, as well as the general gulf between a person and their expression. When he wasn’t busy becoming a poetic powerhouse, Pinksy found the time to earn a PhD in Philosophy. His ideas are full of intellectual nutrition. Sometimes his forms and subject matter went over my head a bit (hence 4/5 Stars), but some of his simpler poems stuck with me nonetheless.
Gulf Music: Poems download epub
Poetry
Author: Robert Pinsky
ISBN: 0374531471
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (September 30, 2008)
Pages: 96 pages