When Robert Pinsky was Poet Laureate of the United States, he set out to discover Americans’ favorite poems by inviting us to write to him. Thousands responded. Some of the best are captured here and as an added bonus a dvd is included with 27 segments as seen on PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. One can hear ordinary people of all ages, from all walks of life – a construction worker, a Supreme Court justice, a glass blower, a marine – commenting on his or her connection to the poem. Give yourself a treat!
An Invitation to Poetry: a New Favorite Poem Project Anthology edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz
02 Monday May 2016