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Albert Goldbarth (poet)

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Who is Albert Goldbarth?

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.

  • born on (66 years ago) in Chicago
  • ethnicity: White American
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Poet
  • written works: "Beyond: New Poems", "Budget travel through space and time", "A sympathy of souls", "Dark waves and light matter", "Troubled lovers in history", "Pieces of Payne", "Saving Lives", "Heaven and earth", "Combinations of the universe", "Across the layers", "Many circles", "A lineage of ragpickers, songpluckers, elegiasts & jewelers", "The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems", "A year of happy", "Opticks; a poem in seven sections", "Comings back", "Marriage and other science fiction", "Ink, blood, semen", "Great topics of the world", "Albert's Horoscope Almanac", "Different Fleshes", "Who Gathered and Whispered Behind Me", "Eurekas", "Jan. 31", "Ancient Musics", "Original light", "The gods", "The smuggler's handbook", "Adventures in Ancient Egypt"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "Jan. 31"
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (Poetry)
      • National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry - "Heaven and earth"
      • nominated to National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry - "Saving Lives"
      • National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry - "Saving Lives"

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