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Digest

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by Gregory Pardlo

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Digest by Gregory Pardlo
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2014
    84 pages
    Genre: Poetry

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Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

From Epicurus to Sam Cook, 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.

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"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

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Gregory Pardlo

Gregory Pardlo is the author of the award-winning Totem and translator of Niels Lyngsoes 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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