Albert Goldbarth

Johanna Lawshea

Albert Goldbarth is the author of more than twenty-five books of poetry, including Everyday People, To Be Read in 500 Years, and The Kitchen Sink. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. In Selfish (Graywolf Press), Goldbarth explores our current climate of narcissism in poems that are accessible, funny, and emotional. He is one of the widest-ranging poets at work, and in Selfish his range is on full display, with references to celebrity culture, Charles Darwin, sex shops, science fiction, ancient cave art, comic books, and the fates of many family and friends.