Digest (Stahlecker Series Selections) (Paperback)

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2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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I was so lucky to hear Gregory Pardlo read from this Pulitzer Prize-winning book on a rainy May evening in Brooklyn. It's incredibly smart while remaining approachable, and so moving. Pair with "Citizen" by Claudia Rankine and Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me". --Leigh

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2015)

From Epicurus to Sam Cooke, the Daily News to Roots, Digest draws from the present and the past to form an intellectual, American identity. In poems that forge their own styles and strategies, we experience dialogues between the written word and other art forms. Within this dialogue we hear Ben Jonson, we meet police K-9s, and we find children negotiating a sense of the world through a father's eyes and through their own.

About the Author

GREGORY PARDLO is the author of the award-winning Totem and translator of Niels Lyngsoe's Pencil of Rays and Spiked Mace. The recipient of numerous fellowships, he is a PhD candidate in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY and teaches at Columbia University.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781935536505
ISBN-10: 1935536508
Publisher: Four Way Books
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 75
Language: English
Series: Stahlecker Series Selections