D. Nurkse is the author of ten collections of poetry,
most recently The Rules of Paradise (2001), The Fall (2003), The Border Kingdom (2008),
and A Night in Brooklyn (2012). His recent prizes include a Literature Award from the American Academy
of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. A former poet laureate of Brooklyn, he has also written
widely on human rights, worked for human rights organizations, and was elected to the board of directors
of Amnesty International USA. He has taught workshops at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, at The
New School University and Columbia University, and is currently on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.
His work has appeared in The Evergreen Review, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry,
The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Ploughshares, The Paris Review.
Read five prose poems by Gary Young on the phren-Z website.
Read an interview with Gary Young on the How a Poem Happens blog.