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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.
Albert Goldbarth has created an unmistakable signature stylelearned, 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.
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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Albert Goldbarth is a national treasure. Excessive, sassy, bold, brilliant, funny, goofy, tender, lyrical, and crafty, Goldbarth's poems often make me feel as if, starving for nourishment, I have stumbled onto the most scrumptious, unending buffet in the world. It's strictly all-you-can-eat at this bar, and you'll never run out of something new to try. When I started reading Goldbarth in the Seventies, I sometimes thought of the late A. R. Ammons, but Goldbarth out-Ammons even Ammons. Our current poet takes to heart the conviction that everybody and every thing in this unkempt, diverse world of ours deserves poetry about it. Goldbarth expansively provides poems about people and subjects that most other poets won't touch. That's his glory, and our good fortune. Read this book and share it with everyone you know, especially those who think poetry doesn't concern itself with the real worlds they live in. --Robert McDowell, The Poetry Mentor, author of a book due out later this year on poetry in spiritual practice.