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Albert Goldbarth

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Albert Goldbarth (born January 31, 1948) is an American poet. He has won the National Book Critics Circle award for "Saving Lives" (2001) and "Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology" (1991), 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. Goldbarth is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The poetry of Albert Goldbarth is widely praised, and he has published extensively, with more than 30 collections to his credit, including poetry and essays. He is known for his prolific production, his gregarious tone, his eclectic interests - especially in science and scientists - and his distinctive "talky" style. In his review of Kitchen Sink, David Baker of The Kenyon Review says: "Albert Goldbarth is ... a contemporary genius with the language itself ... There is simply no contemporary poet like him." Goldbarth was awarded The Chad Walsh Poetry Pri
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