Albert Goldbarth

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Albert Goldbarth is an American poet (born January 31, 1948, Chicago, Illinois). He has won the National Book Critics Circle award for "Saving Lives" (2001) and "Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology" (1991), the only poet to receive the honor two times. [1] He also won the Mark Twain Award for Humorous Poetry, awarded by the Poetry Foundation, in 2008. [2] Goldbarth is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

The poetry of Albert Goldbarth is widely praised, and he has published extensively, with more than 30 collections to his credit, including poetry and essays. He is known for his prolific production, his gregarious tone, his eclectic interests and his distinctive 'talky' style. In his review of Kitchen Sink, David Baker (poet) of The Kenyon Review says: “Albert Goldbarth is . . . a contemporary genius with the language itself . . . There is simply no contemporary poet like him.” [3]

Goldbarth received his BA from the University of Illinois in 1969 and his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1971. He is the Adelle V. Davis Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Wichita State University, and he teaches in the Low-Residency MFA program in Creative Writing at Converse College. [3]

Works (Incomplete)[edit]

  • 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)
  • The 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)
  • Everyday People (2012, poetry)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Book Critics Circle". Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Poetry Foundation". Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Converse College Profile". 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-12. 

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