From Epicurus to Sam Cooke, the Daily News to Roots, Digest draws from the present and the past to form an intellectual, American identity. In poems that forge their own styles and strategies, we experience dialogues between the written word and other art forms. Within this dialogue we hear Ben Jonson, we meet police K-9s, and we find children negotiating a sense of the world through a father’s eyes and through their own.
GREGORY PARDLO is the author of the award-winning Totem and translator of Niels Lyngsoe’s Pencil of Rays and Spiked Mace. The recipient of numerous fellowships, he is a PhD candidate in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY and teaches at Columbia University.