D. Nurkse, American Poet, On Campus At Kingston March 29

D. Nurkse, the respected American poet, whose most recent poetry book was short-listed for the 2011 Forward Prize for Best Collection, is visiting Kingston University on March 29.

He will be reading his poems and answering questions about his work, in room JG1004 on Thursday 29th March, 5.00-6.00pm.  This is in the John Galsworthy Building on The Penrhyn Road campus.

Admission free - all are welcome to attend

D. Nurkse is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including The Rules of Paradise (2001), The Fall (2003), and The Border Kingdom (2008), from Knopf.  In the UK he is published by CB editions.  His writing has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review and other leading magazines.

Nurkse lives in New York and has been named poet laureate of Brooklyn.

D. Nurkse has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Tanne Foundation Award. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing, and Rikers Island Correctional Facility. He has also worked for human rights organizations, writing on human rights issues under his full name, Dennis Nurkse, and was elected to the board of directors of Amnesty International USA.

The Kingston Writing School
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE

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