Robert Pinsky

an American poet, essayist, literary critic and a translator Next

Born on the 20th of October 1940 in Long Branch, New Jersey, is an American poet, essayist, literary critic and a translator. He studied at Rutgers and Stanford Universities and was a student of Francis Fergusson, Paul Fussell and Yvor Winters. In 1974, he received the National Endowment for the Humanities grant. In 1997-2000 he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, promoting reading and writing poetry. His art was distinguished with many prizes, including the Lenore Marchall Poetry Prize and a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 1996. As a translator, Pinsky worked on Dante’s The Divine Comedy and poems by Czesław Miłosz, gathered in a volume titled The Separate Notebooks. His creations are characterised by classical approach to poetry, sophistication and regular structure. The artist also teaches at Boston University.

Polish translations by Stanisław Barańczak, Mieczysław Godyń, Renata Gorczyńska, Agata Hołobut, Justyn Hunia and Adam Szostkiewicz will be published by the SIW ZNAK publishing house in a volume titled Terrarium dla snów as part of the Miłosz Festival publishing project.