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Albert Goldbarth

Author of The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972-2007

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Born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois and University of Iowa, Goldbarth has taught at various schools, including the University of Texas. Prolific and wide-ranging in content, Goldbarth writes against the grain of much contemporary poetry, which aims to strip language to its barest essentials. His verse, by contrast, is baroque, florid, even---as his critics would have it---cluttered. The effect of his virtuoso verbal performance is to suggest how intensely is the human need for explanation and connection with the vast storehouse of culture within which we live. In his recent works, Goldbarth has pursued his theory that life is a Moebius strip, continually repeating itself, with no discernible beginning or end. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972-2007
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Many Circles 18 copies
To Be Read in 500 Years: Poems 17 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 2008 (Contributor) 284 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2002 (Contributor) 176 copies, 1 review
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 173 copies, 20 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1997 (Contributor) 163 copies
The Best American Poetry 1995 (Contributor) 157 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2007 (Contributor) 155 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2009 (Contributor) 127 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2010 (Contributor) 112 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Essays 1989 (Contributor) 95 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 1988 (Contributor) 94 copies, 1 review
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
Onthebus No. 8 and 9 (Contributor) 6 copies
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