Poetry. With exquisite detail and humble sensibilities, Geoffrey Nutter's sixth collection of poetry offers myriad delights in language and the imagination. In cityscapes, nature, books, and color, we find respite in the complexities of the commonplace—from clocks to teardrops to moths. Here are poems that teach us how to live in the world with curious attention. And at the heart of this daydreaming is a spectacular earnestness, firmly embedded in the idea that the landscape of poetry is limitless and wild.
Geoffrey Nutter is the author of A Summer Evening (winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize), WATER'S LEAVES AND OTHER POEMS (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2005) (Winner of the 2004 Verse Press Prize), CHRISTOPHER SUNSET (Wave Books, 2010) (winner of the 2011 Sheila Motton Book Award), THE ROSE OF JANUARY (Wave Books, 2013), CITIES AT DAWN (Wave Books, 2016), GIANT MOTH PERISHES (Wave Books, 2021). He recently traveled in China, giving lectures, workshops, and readings as a participant in the Sun Yat-sen University Writers' Residency. Geoffrey's poems have been translated into Spanish, French, and Mandarin. Soir d'été, a bilingual edition of his poems translated into French by poets Molly Lou Freeman and Julien Marcland, was recently published in France, and a German translation of his book WATER'S LEAVES AND OTHER POEMS will appear in 2021. He has taught poetry at Princeton, Columbia, University of Iowa, NYU, the New School, and 92nd Street Y. A bilingual Italian/English collection of his poems is slated for publication in 2022, published by Nino Aragno Editore in Turin, Italy. His book WATER'S LEAVES AND OTHER POEMS will appear in German/English translation through Austrian PEN Centre in Vienna in 2021. He currently teaches Greek and Latin Classics at Queens College. He runs the Wallson Glass Poetry Seminars in New York City.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA