Best of Boston

BEST Poet

2000 BEST Poet, Local

Louise Gluck

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1997 BEST Poet, Lifetime Achievement

John Weiners

The Poet Laureate of Beacon Hill, the Oracle of Joy Street belongs in the ranks of Boston’s most distinguished literati. His remarkable first book, The Hotel Wentley Poems (1959), made him an overnight star of the Beat generation. He hobnobbed… read more»

1997 BEST Poet

Robert Pinsky

Take a quick trip through his poems from the past 30 years—recently collected in The Figured Wheel—and you’ll discover a poet equally at home with the complexities of a 12-part poem on “An Explanation of America” and the simplicity of… read more»