Kathryn Nuernberger

Kathryn Nuernberger’s latest book is RUE, available now for pre-order from BOA EditionsIndieBoundyour local bookstore, and Amazon.

The author of two previous poetry collections, The End of Pink and Rag & Bone. She has also written the essay collection Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past. Her awards include the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets, an NEA fellowship, and “notable” essays in the Best American series.




Let RUE bewitch you, let it charm you, as rue strung around the neck to keep your vision sharp and deflect from plague and remedy what ails you. Let it locate what ails you, and extract it with whatever needs to be said.

Jennifer Givhan