“nothing short of a knockout” ~Timothy Donnelly

My debut full-length, Punchline, a National Poetry Series finalist, is out now from Gold Wake Press.

If you’d like, order it direct via PayPal, or from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Here’s what Nicky Beer, author of The Diminishing House and co-editor of Copper Nickel, has to say about the book:

“By turns elliptical and aphoristic, macrocosmic and microcosmic, timeless and contemporary, Punchline is not a book of poems for those who merely want to be diverted or amused; this work is for readers who consider poetry the natural sibling of philosophy. Nick Courtright’s finely-distilled poems mine the frustrating unknowableness of the world, and celebrate its exhilarating mystery with elegance, compassion, and imagination.”

A while back, CultureMap interviewed me about the book, with shout-outs to parenthood, poetry’s not being for sissies, and the planet Jupiter. To spy on some poem samples, visit here, here, here, or here.

Learn more about Gold Wake Press here, and check out the work of cover designer Justin Runge here.