Kathryn Nuernberger

Kathryn Nuernberger’s latest book is RUE, available now from BOA EditionsIndieBoundand your local bookstore.

Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of the poetry collections, RUEThe End of Pink and Rag & Bone. She has also written the essay collections Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past and The Witch of Eye (forthcoming in 2021). 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