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D. Nurkse
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  • About this Author
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D. Nurkse is the author of nine previous books of poetry. His recent prizes include a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. A former poet laureate of Brooklyn, he has also written widely on human rights.

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The Border Kingdom

Written by D. Nurkse


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 5, 2008
Price: $26.00

In a collection of urgent and intimate poems, D. Nurkse explores the biblical past and the terrifying politics of the present with which it resonates, the legacy of fathers and the flawed kingdoms they leave their sons.

In “Ben Adan,” a stunning poem in the opening sequence of the collection, we witness... Read more >
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The Border Kingdom

Written by D. Nurkse


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 2, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Burnt Island

Written by D. Nurkse


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $16.00

D. Nurkse’s Burnt Island explores tragedy both grand and intimate, in city and country, in our own troubled moment and across the greater scope of geological time. Arranged in three “suites” of lucid, often heart-wrenching verse, the book begins with a city under siege, in a group of poems that becomes... Read more >
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Burnt Island

Written by D. Nurkse


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Fall

Written by D. Nurkse


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $15.00

In this elegant collection, D. Nurkse elegizes a lost father, a foreshortened childhood, and a young marriage. From the drenched lawns of suburbia to the streets of Brooklyn, he delivers up the small but crucial epiphanies that propel an American coming-of-age and chronicles the development of a tender yet exacting consciousness... Read more >
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The Fall

Written by D. Nurkse


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

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A Night in Brooklyn
Poems
Written by D. Nurkse


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $26.00

D. Nurkse’s deeply satisfying new collection is a haunted love letter to the far corners of his hometown, Brooklyn, New York, and a meditation on the selves that were left behind in those indelible places.

Here Nurkse brings alive the particular details that shape a life, in this case unique to the... Read more >
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A Night in Brooklyn
Poems
Written by D. Nurkse


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $14.99

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