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Gregory Pardlo


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.


Gregory Pardlo is an American poet, writer, and professor. His book Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His poems, reviews, and translations have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Poet Lore, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and on National Public Radio.


…a thrilling, brilliant, and deeply moving ride.” -- Nick Flynn

“[T]hese poems are a showcase for Pardlo’s ample and agile mind, his courageous social conscience, and his mighty voice.” -- Tracy K. Smith

"I read Digest. And was knocked out. The poems contain multitudes: Brooklyn, fatherhood, academia, music. They sizzle (“I was reborn at the crime scene”). They bite (“Nothing holds a family together like irony and a grudge”). Sometimes they make you laugh out loud (“I finally friended my brother”).” -- Head Butler

[P]  Four Way Books  /  October 07, 2014

 0.3" H x 8.8" L x 5.8" W (0.3 lbs) 84 pages