About Albert Goldbarth:
Albert Goldbarth is an American poet born January 31, 1948 in Chicago. He is known for his prolific production, his gregarious tone, his eclectic interests and his distinctive 'talky' style. He has won the National Book Critics Circle award in 1991 and 2001, 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. 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.