Albert Goldbarth

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Albert Goldbarth is an American poet born January 31, 1948 in Chicago. He is known for his prolific production, his gregarious tone, his eclectic interests and his distinctive 'talky' style. He has been a Guggenheim fellow and won the National Book Critics Circle award in 1991 and 2001, the only poet to receive the honor two times. He also won the Mark Twain Award for Humorous Poetry, awarded by the Poetry Foundation, in 2008.

Goldbarth received his BA from the University of Illinois in 1969 and his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1971. He is currently distinguished professor of Humanities at Wichita State University, and he teaches in the Low-Residency MFA program in Creative Writing at Converse College.

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  • Coprolites (1973, poetry)
  • Opticks (1974, poetry)
  • Keeping (1975, poetry)
  • Comings Back (1976, poetry)
  • Curve, Overlapping Narratives (1977, poetry)
  • Different Fleshes, a Novel/Poem (1979, poetry)
  • Ink, Blood, Semen (1980, poetry)
  • Faith (1981, poetry)
  • Who Gathered and Whispered Behind Me (1981, poetry)
  • Arts & Sciences (1986, poetry)
  • Sympathy of Souls (1990, essays)
  • Delft (1990, essay-poem)
  • Popular Culture (1990, poetry)
  • Heaven and Earth, A Cosmology (1991, poetry)
  • The Gods (1993, poetry)
  • Marriage, and Other Science Fiction (1994, poetry)
  • Great Topics of the World, Essays (1994, essays)
  • Adventures in Ancient Egypt (1996, poetry)
  • A Lineage of Ragpickers, Songpluckers, Elegiasts & Jewelers (Time Being Books, 1996)
  • Beyond (1998, poetry)
  • Many Circles (2001, essays)
  • Pieces of Payne (2001, novel)
  • Saving Lives (2001, poetry)
  • Combinations of the Universe (2003, poetry)
  • Budget Travel through Space and Time (Graywolf Press, 2005, poetry)
  • Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems 1972-2007 (Graywolf Press, 2007, poetry)
  • To Be Read in 500 Years: Poems (Graywolf Press, 2009, poetry)
  • The End of Space (2012, essay)

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