PoemJazz with Robert Pinsky & Friends

Robert Pinsky, three-time U.S. poet laureate and author of several acclaimed books of poetry, prose, and translation will bring his verse to life on the Pollak Theatre stage in a reading with musical accompaniment. Elegant and tough, vividly imaginative, Pinsky’s poems have earned praise for their wild musical energy and ambitious range.

The Long Branch native whose first ambition was to be a jazz musician, told The Paris Review "in jazz, as in poetry, there is always that play between what’s regular and what’s wild. That has always appealed to me." During these performances Pinsky explains, “The musicians have read the poems beforehand, and we discuss appropriate music a bit, but what we do is at the heart of it improvised.”

Pinsky will be accompanied by a trio of jazz musicians.

Contact Information

Elieen Chapman

echapman@monmouth.edu

Fri, February 15
7:30 am — 10:00 am
Add to My Calendar 02/15/2013 7:30am 02/15/2013 10:00am America/New_York PoemJazz with Robert Pinsky & Friends

Robert Pinsky, three-time U.S. poet laureate and author of several acclaimed books of poetry, prose, and translation will bring his verse to life on the Pollak Theatre stage in a reading with musical accompaniment. Elegant and tough, vividly imaginative, Pinsky’s poems have earned praise for their wild musical energy and ambitious range.

The Long Branch native whose first ambition ...

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