The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972-2007 (Paperback)

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If Walt Whitman were an adjunct science professor minoring in history, he might have written poetry like Albert Goldbarth. Connecting elements of astronomy to domesticity, paleontology to romance, zoology to spiritual anguish, botany to the loneliness of existence, Goldbarth zooms in and out from the quantum to the telescopic, the prehistoric to the present, and back again. Currently my favorite poet! — Joe Michon-Huneau


Now in paperback, the career-spanning retrospective by Albert Goldbarth, the only poet to have won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry twice

Now his, the only
overhead turned on. Now nothing else existed:
only him, and the book, and the light thrown over his shoulders
as luxuriously as a cashmere shawl.
—from "Shawl"

Albert Goldbarth has created an unmistakable signature style—learned, copious, hilarious, and heartbreaking. The Kitchen Sink brings together forty new poems with a rich selection of earlier poetry, ranging from the brief, flickering lyric to the long, narrative sequence. This is the definitive book by one of America's most original and entertaining poets.

About the Author

Albert Goldbarth is the author of twenty-five books of poetry, including To Be Read in 500 Years. The Kitchen Sink was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in Wichita, Kansas.

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“Goldbarth is that rarest of birds, a graphomaniac who is always interesting. He's like William Carlos Williams and Auden in their Collecteds, or the largely forgotten Robert Penn Warren in his . . . American poetry will never again see a figure quite like Albert Goldbarth.” —David Wojahn, The Kenyon Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781555975265
ISBN-10: 1555975267
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication Date: April 27th, 2009
Pages: 352
Language: English
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