D. Nurkse

Nurkse D.

D. Nurkse is the author of numerous books of poetry, including The Border Kingdom,Burnt Island and The Fall. His work has appeared in The New Yorker,The Atlantic MonthlyPoetryThe American Poetry ReviewThe Kenyon ReviewThe Times LiterarySupplement (London), PloughsharesThe Paris Review, and the Best American Poetry series. He has taught advanced workshops at The Writer’s Voice, The New School, and the Brooklyn College MFA Program. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence.

  • Game with a Mad Bounce

    The child and I are kicking a pebble down the road--
  • The Podium

    He is bilious, potty-mouthed, at once puffy and rachitic. He sways, eyes red and rheumy as September strawberries.
  • Letter From The Capital

    She writes: now we have wars between historical eras. We fight in time as well as space. 1914 vs. 1939 is a devastating
  • The Unmet Lover

    Once I saw you in a freight elevator