The End of Pink


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5.9 X 8.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of Rag & Bone, which won the 2010 Elixir Press Antivenom Prize. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as the director of Pleiades Press. She has received research grants from the American Antiquarian Society and the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life.


Winner of the 2015 James Laughlin Award

"The remarkable designs of a landscape created by Kathryn Nuernberger give us such a stamp of hoof, wonder, and wit--so much wisdom and understanding of what it means to truly fling your body into the world. This is an unforgettable collection of sly-sexy poems of desire, grief, and motherhood, finally offering up the 'truth of it, the refracted light and blooming anemones of it, the red / coral and unfurling starfish of it.' But perhaps the greatest gift from The End of Pink is the insistence of 'how very emerald joy is, how very leafed with lapis and gilding'--a passionate aide-mémoire to hold off a surrender to the dark."

--Aimee Nezhukumatathil

"I love the ways in which The End of Pink confronts the idea of wisdom, and deftly deconstructs it. When is fable and myth more accurate than science? When does graybearded public authority submit to the wisdom of messy, private experience? How does the wisdom of the book measure up against the wisdom of the body--the female body especially? What do we do when our everyday language fails to represent reality? Poetry, of course, is the answer to this last question, and it is the poetry of Kathryn Nuernberger in particular that makes a place for us in our uncertainty. Not a safe place, not a place of comfort, but a place of surreal, dark beauty that knows us all the same."

--Nicky Beer

"This a collection of extraordinary resolve, a book that works through emotional turmoil with a steadfast earnestness that resists privatizing pain at the same time it refuses to make something clever or ostentatious with it. The result is a refreshing innovation on the confessional that reads as easily as a conversation with a friend over a drink while still surprising us with new connections, illuminations, and affecting enactments of psychological healing."

-- NewPages