poems as hand- and foot-holds on a glass mountain

The High Window’s Featured American Poet, Spring 2019: D. Nurkse

A fine poet and a good blog, one I recommend…

The High Window

D. Nurkse was born on December 13, 1949, in New Jersey, the son of Estonian economist Ragnar Nurkse. He received his BA from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, and worked as a factory worker throughout the 1970s. He has also worked as a construction worker, grant writer, human rights representative to the United Nations, street musician, kindergarten teacher, translator, bartender, and harpsichord builder, among others.

Dennis is the author of ten poetry collections, including Love in the Last Days: After Tristan and Iseult (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017), A Night in Brooklyn (CB Editions, 2013), and Voices over the Water (CB Editions, 2011 ). , and Burnt Island (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006).


You can read a short review of Love in the Last Days: After Tristan and Iseulthere.


You can also see and hear  Dennis reading three of his poems hereat the Academy of American Poets.

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