Dennis Nurkse is a poet from Brooklyn.
Nurkse is the son of the eminent economist Ragnar Nurkse. He has taught workshops at Rikers Island, and his poems about prison life appeared in The American Poetry Review, Evergreen Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TriQuarterly, The Kenyon Review, and other magazines. He has taught at The New School University and Columbia University, and is currently on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. He has translated anonymous medieval and flamenco Spanish lyric poems and has written about the Spanish pastoral poems by contemporary Giannina Braschi. 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.
Honors and awards
- Staggered Lights, Owl Creek Press, (July 1990), ISBN 978-0-937669-42-6
- Voices Over Water, Graywolf Press (July 1993), ISBN 978-1-55597-188-5
- Leaving Xaia, Four Way Books
- The Rules of Paradise, Four Way books
- The Fall, Knopf
- Burnt Island. Alfred A. Knopf. 2005. ISBN 978-1-4000-4350-7.
- The Border Kingdom, Alfred A. Knopf, August 8, 2008
- A Night in Brooklyn, Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
- Dennis Loy Johnson, Valerie Merians, ed. (2002). Poetry after 9/11: an anthology of New York poets. Melville House Pub. ISBN 978-0-9718659-1-4.