Dennis Nurske

November 9th, 2018 @ Spark Central

Dennis Nurkse is the author of eleven collections of poetry, most recently Love in the Last Days: After Tristan and IseultA Night in BrooklynThe Border KingdomBurnt Island, and The Fall, from Alfred Knopf. He’s the recipient of a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, the Whiting Writers Award, and prizes from The Poetry Foundation and the Tanne Foundation. He served as poet laureate of Brooklyn from 1996 to 2001. His work has been translated into French, Russian, Italian, Estonian, and other languages.