D. Nurkse is the author of twelve books of poetry, most recently A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS (Knopf, April 2022), a “new and selected.” He’s received the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Whiting foundations. He has taught poetry at Rikers Island and served a term on the board of Amnesty International-USA. He currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and collaborates on performance art with Zephyr, a visionary dog.
Poetry: A Mirror, a Pencil and an Envelope. Seven Minutes with D. Nurkse and Nancy Mitchell
In this candid interview, D. Nurkse reflects on a long life in poetry and political activism