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National Book Festival

The poetry of Albert Goldbarth is widely praised, and he has published extensively, with more than 25 collections to his credit. He is the only writer to have twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, for “Saving Lives” (2001) and “Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology” (1991). Goldbarth is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2008, he received the Mark Twain Award for Humorous Poetry, awarded by the Poetry Foundation. Goldbarth’s latest collection is “Everyday People” (Graywolf Press).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Albert Goldbarth

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