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Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 – 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky is[…]

The closer you get to beauty, the harder it is to describe.

Question: Have you developed a sense of what beauty is?

Robert Pinsky: I have developed a sense of what beauty is and I can’t tell you anything about it, but I know that I have more of it than I used to and the longer I live the more I court it and pursue it and struggle with it, I do feel like I know more about it and one of the things I know about it is that I can’t describe it to you.


Recorded On: 3/25/08