Synopses & Reviews
“Could it be that Wallace Stevens and Gertrude Stein met in Elysium and had a son named Geoffrey Nutter?”–John Yau
Bearing the visionary inheritance of ancient Chinese poets and early twentieth-century painters, Geoffrey Nutter casts a penetrating light into the colorfully shifting landscape of modern existence. Christopher Sunset reinvigorates the architecture of society’s captive and captivating imaginations.
Geoffrey Nutter is the author of Water’s Leaves & Other Poems (Verse Press) and A Summer Evening (Center for Literary Publishing). His poems have been widely anthologized, including in the Best American Poetry series. He lives in Manhattan with his family.
"Thank goodness for Geoffrey Nutter, whose poetry seems to be powered equally by sunlight, virtue, wonder, and humility...Geoffrey Nutter has handed us a book that records the motions of being human, enacting it in language that leads to a passionate feeling of overflow." Rain Taxi
"Nutter sees things the rest of us do not ... Water's Leaves has the effect of entering a gallery filled with landscape paintings one has never seen ... too beautiful to be missed." Time Out Chicago
Poetry as a complete reinvention of the known world, converting attention into rituals of unfolding spectacle.
Poetry. Bearing the visionary inheritance of ancient Chinese poets and early 20th century painters, Geoffrey Nutter casts a penetrating light into the colorfully shifting landscapes of modern existence. CHRISTOPHER SUNSET is a "correct and masterly play of forms in light," reinvigorating the architecture of society's captive and captivating imagination. "Could it be that Wallace Stevens and Gertrude Stein met in Elysium and had a son named Geoffrey Nutter?"--John Yau.
About the Author
Geoffrey Nutter was born in Sacramento, California. He is the author of A Summer Evening
(Center for Literary Publishing, 2001), and winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize. His poems have appeared in Verse
, the Best American Poetry 1997
and The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries
. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, daughter and son.