John Updike

John Updike was an American novelist who also worked as an art critic and short-story writer. His novels include Rabbit, Run, and Rabbit Redux. He is also one of only four writers who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. He also won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award.


‘Recital’ by John Updike is a poetic tribute to Roger Bobo, an American tuba virtuoso and brass pedagogue. This poem captures the popularity of Bobo’s tuba playing skills.

Recital by John Updike Visual Representation