The want bone

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Ecco Press, 1990 - Poetry - 70 pages
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"The Want Bone, " "It's largely about making, which is also destroying. Civilization in all of its horror and ugliness and its beauty consists of, you know, it's really all the work of Shiva, the Hindu god with the hammer who makes and breaks any artifact you look at." -- Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky

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Robert Pinsky was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and studied at Rutgers and Stanford Universities. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Wellesley College, and the University of California, Berkeley. For several years the poetry editor of The New Republic, he has won the Oscar Blumenthal Prize (1978) and Woodrow Wilson and Fulbright grants. His book of criticism, The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions (1976), is referred to often. He has argued for, and written, a poetry of discursiveness, one that can treat abstract thought and social reality as well as subjectivity and deep emotion.

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