Gregory Pardlo is the author of Totem (APR 2007). He is recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has received other fellowships from the New York Times, the MacDowell Colony, the Lotos Club Foundation and Cave Canem.
Outside the Met a man walks up sun tweaking the brim sticker on his Starter cap and he says pardon me Old School he says you know is this a wishing well? Yeah Son I say sideways over my shrug at the limpid smooth as spandex behind me. Throw your bread on the water. I […]
True to the term “constellations,” which is what Danish poet Niels Lyngsø calls the numbered poems in his book Force Majeure (Borgens Forlag, 1999), spacing and placement of the phrases and words on the page suggest their relative gravitational pull—the amount of contextual influence the poet intends the cluster to have upon its textual neighbors. […]