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April 21, 2011

The Robert Pinsky Ringtone Returns

After his event at the FSG Reading Series with Paul Muldoon, Robert Pinsky graciously (and spontaneously) recorded a new ringtone for 2011. Our first experiment with mobile-enabled verse, way back in 2008, involved a trip to a professional recording booth. This time we just used an iPhone.

Pinsky chose a snippet from Shakespeare's "Sonnet 137," perfect for the warming weather. If you're not a subscriber yet, sign up and we'll send you the ringtone straightaway.

Here's the man himself, reading pieces from Selected Poems as well as new work:

 

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