Congratulations to NYFA Fellow Gregory Pardlo on winning the 2015 Pulitzer Prize
Gregory Pardlo receives Pulitzer for Digest
NYFA is delighted to congratulate Gregory Pardlo (Fellow in Poetry ‘05) on winning the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for his collection Digest, which was also shortlisted for the 2015 NAACP Image Award and is a current finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award.
From Epicurus to Sam Cooke, the Daily News to Roots, Digest draws from the present and the past to form an intellectual, American identity. In poems that forge their own styles and strategies, we experience dialogues between the written word and other art forms. Within this dialogue we hear Ben Jonson, we meet police K-9s, and we find children negotiating a sense of the world through a father’s eyes and through their own.
“A brainy, compassionate book (Pardlo’s second) that uses a pleasingly large stylistic palette to paint a portrait of fatherhood, racial politics and Brooklyn before it became a place to buy $30 glasses of bourbon.”
—David Orr, The New York Times
Gregory Pardlo will also be reading at First Person Plural’s Kickoff Event in Harlem tonight:
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Location: Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell (7th Ave) between 133rd and 134th, Harlem
For more information about the event, click here.
Image credit: Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths