The rich portraiture and storytelling of Gregory Pardlo’s poems offer the reader a glimpse into the inner worlds of people with whom we may have little in common, but whose humanity touches us deeply and helps us feel intimately connected. That is, my devotion to their shapes made my fingers bleed. Although the poems in this series were not written in a day, they represent the daily practice and attention that faith requires. He lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of Digest (2014), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He is the author of Totem (2007), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, and Digest (2014), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Phenomenal Woman, The Road Not Taken, Still I Rise, If You Forget Me, Dreams He is Poetry Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review. Pardlo’s poems, reviews, and translations have been widely published and are noted for “language simultaneously urban and highbrow… snapshots of a life that is so specific it becomes universal.” He is also the author of Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in American (2018). He is poetry editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR) and Director of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden. It is a book with its headphones on, narrating the most amazing music, almost never letting you hear it. The Pulitzer judges cited Pardlo’s “clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st Century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private.” Academy of American Poets He lives with his family in Brooklyn. La Petite Zine "Written By Himself" Your poems allow and require me to stand inside them with their speakers, and adopt a subject position reminiscent of Martin Buber’s I and Thou, but closer to the Rastafarian I and I. Site by Vaughan Ashlie Fielder at The Field Office. © 2018 - 2019, Gregory Pardlo. He is Poetry Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review. "[T]hese poems are a showcase for Pardlo's ample and agile mind, his courageous social conscience, and his mighty voice." A list of poems by Gregory Pardlo. Four Poems His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. Gregory Pardlo (born November 24, 1968) is an American poet, writer, and professor, whose book Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He is the author of Totem (2007), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, and Digest (2014), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Gregory Pardlo was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Willingboro, New Jersey. Gregory Pardlo's collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. On Friday, September 18, Pardlo will read for the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series as part of a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event with Natalie Shapero and Rachel Eliza Griffiths. The Pulitzer judges cited Pardlo’s “clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st Century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private.” Gregory Pardlo won the Pulitzer last year, so it's probably not a surprise to you that he's a good poet to read. He is Poetry Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review. --Tracy K. Smith 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. Gregory Pardlo's collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Gregory Pardlo was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Willingboro, New Jersey. He is the author of Totem (2007), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, and Digest (2014), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. 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