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"These poems are a showcase for Pardlo's ample and agile mind, his courageous social conscience, and his mighty voice."


- Tracy K. Smith on Digest


I read minds before I could read fishes and loaves;

I walked a piece of the way alone before I was born.

from "Written by Himself" in Digest

A B O U T   G R E G O R Y   P A R D L O

Gregory Pardlo is the author of Digest, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other books include Totem, winner of the American Poetry Review/ Honickman Prize and Air Traffic, a memoir in essays. His honors include fellowships from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University-Camden, and a visiting professor of creative writing at NYU Abu Dhabi.

F E A T U R E D   B O O K S

d i g e s t

“A bright-red thread of fatherhood runs through this book—at times tenuous, at times mythic—always searching and revelatory, grounded in our present moment while wrestling with eternity—a thrilling, brilliant, and deeply moving ride.”

Nick Flynn

a i r   t r a f f i c

“A haunting memoir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo... Simple description does not do Pardlo’s story justice; only his own sublime words can achieve that.”

Janet Maslin, The New York Times, “17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer”

t o t e m

“Pure and plain, Gregory Pardlo is an American metaphysician. His luxuriant mind is discursive, drawing on many intellectual and cultural traditions, and for him, the world is singularly and greatest understood at its figurative core.”

Major Jackson

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