Gregory Pardlo Quotes

I admit I keep a clichéd ironic distance with many things in the world but Brooklyn is not one of them.

I tend to integrate poet and scholar is by ironizing the scholarship. My hope is to disturb that space between the two so they can coexist in a kind of mutual uncertainty.

Both the poet and scholar are trying to learn something. The poem for me is a pursuit. Some of the answers are within. Some of the answers are without.