Friday, April 13, 2012, 9:30 am –12:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street
Cynthia Mothersil, Voice
Tamara Rodriguez, Voice, Poetry In Motion
Daniel Rotem, Tenor Sax
Jesse Trepiak, Guitar
Jack Pombriant, Bass
Spyros Magiliveras, Drums
Led by Associate Professor, Voice, Stan Strickland.
Throughout his career, Pinsky has been dedicated to identifying and invigorating poetry’s place in the world. He shows everyone that poetry is a living, dynamic, and musical art form.
As poet laureate, Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project, in which thousands of Americans—of varying backgrounds, all ages, and from every state—shared their favorite poems.
He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Gulf Music: Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2007); Jersey Rain (2000); The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996 (1996), which received the 1997 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and was a Pulitzer Prize nominee; The Want Bone (1990); History of My Heart (1984); An Explanation of America (1980); and Sadness and Happiness (1975).
Pinsky has taught at both Wellesley College and the University of California, Berkeley, and currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University.