Pardlo Dissects Pulitzer-Winning “Digest”

May 8, 2015 | Book Beat, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Gregory Pardlo won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his brilliant and complex collection, “Digest,” where he tackles an astounding range of issues from fatherhood and family to pimps and pop culture. In this podcast, Pardlo, a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center, describes how he chose his subjects and his desire to provoke deep emotion through poetry.