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At the Foundling Hospital: Poems

Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780374537296
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Language: English
Page Count: 63
Publication Date: 1/1/2016
Size: 7.70" l x 4.97" w x 0.28"
Series: N/A

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Poetry General
With all the generosity and mastery we have come to expect from our three-time Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky has written a bold, lyrical meditation on identity and culture as hybrid and fluid, violent as well as creative: the enigmatic, maybe universal, condition of the foundling. At the Foundling Hospital considers the foundling soul: its need to be adopted, and its need to be adaptive. These poems reimagine identity on the scale of one life or of human history: from "the emanation of a dead star still alive" to the "pinhole iris of your mortal eye."

What is a particular person? How unique? What is anyone born as? Born with? Born into? The poems of Robert Pinsky’s At the Foundling Hospital engage personality and culture as improvised from loss: a creative effort so pervasive it can be invisible.

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