Geoffrey Nutter is the author of A Summer Evening (winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize), Water’s Leaves & Other Poems (Winner of the 2004 Verse Press Prize), Christopher Sunset (winner of the 2011 Sheila Motton Book Award), The Rose of January (Wave Books, 2013), and Cities at Dawn (forthcoming from Wave Books, 2016). He has taught poetry at Princeton, Columbia, University of Iowa, NYU, and the New School, and currently teaches Greek and Latin Classics at Queens College. He runs the Wallson Glass Poetry Seminars in New York City.
Whatever’s smuggled into these poems—the Petronas Towers, Afghanistan cliffs, Lugers and New Jersey—obeys the abstract logic at the heart of descriptive writing: the sweet ease of writing’s intangibility, its virtual tease.
—Adam Fitzgerald, The American Reader
Thank goodness for Geoffrey Nutter, whose poetry seems to be powered equally by sunlight, virtue, wonder, and humility.
—Nate Pritts, Rain Taxi
Nutter is a poet whose hand rests on the rudder, but who is also confident enough to let his poem-ships follow the current underneath. It’s a movement similar to the way dreams progress...where the propulsive force of associative imagery leads each poem forward down the page.
—Michelle Taransky, Time Out Chicago
Geoffrey Nutter writes about things—or so it seems. Poems about strawberries, battleships, and elevators begin on track and morph into burgeoning blossoms. The poems unfurl smoothly and astonishingly, 'winding toward a pinnacle.'
—Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, The Brooklyn Rail
Reviews of books by Geoffrey Nutter
Cities at Dawn
The Rose of January
Water's Leaves and Other Poems
- Three poems (in Octopus)
- “Two Fishermen” (in Gulf Coast)
- Three poems (in The Awl)
- “These Great Sentinels” (in Augury Books)
- Four poems (in Pinwheel)
- “Biography” (in Petri Press)
- Four poems (in The Winter Anthology)
- “Remember the Telephone Book” (in E-Verse Radio)
- Phantom Limb, with Jeffrey Allen
- Rob Mclennan's Blog, with Rob Mclennan
- Augury Books, with Emily Kaufman
- "Portraits of Our Fathers" in Better Magazine
- Reading and Q&A with Cort Day at Prairie Lights Bookstore
At a MAKE Reading for the Mission Creek Festival Lit Crawl:
Reading at the New York Poetry Festival
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