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Decoherence (2017)

Decoherence (2017)

Published by 42 Miles Press
Forthcoming Fall 2017
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Tenderness has force, a lesson few poets ever seem to learn. Nate Pritts has it down totally.  I love his loyalty to the incidental, the moments where our truest feelings reveal themselves.  He takes the bewilderment that we so often feel and he turns it into a spell devised to heal us.

—DAVID RIVARD, author of Standoff

Although the images in the poems vary, light is one element that runs throughout: “Everything, it seems, is just waves of light” and “I know that the only gift we can give to someone else / is context for all this light” and “In morning light we are finally / cleansed of happening.” In fact, the final word is, literally, light. Enter these stanzas with Nate and … [b]e illuminated by Decoherence.

—KIMIKO HAHN, author of Brain Fever

Post Human (2016)

Post Human (2016)

Published by A-Minor Press
100 pages // paperback // 6 x 9 x 0.2 in.
ISBN-10: 0692598782
ISBN-13: 9780692598788
 

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Clouds, leaves, sun, seasons, Google, Google Maps, email after email, afternoon coffee, surplus root vegetables, snow - this is poetry hungry for the emphatic or the manic, an exploration of what we gave away when we give of ourselves.

--JoAnna Novak


These poems are everything I fear, the collapse of what I know and expect and the period after, the fumbling, the tripping through, until the new becomes the known. Maybe it's everything we all fear: a brokenness, an unraveling of the familiar. This is a manifesto on how to learn to be human when you are already human, or maybe it's a lesson on the recovery of being too human, a nervous breakdown of the mind and the heart, the softening of everything we know until we don't even recognize our own bodies, until we are empty, until we ask "how do I love when there is no one there?"

--Jen Lambert

Right Now More Than Ever (2013)

Right Now More Than Ever (2013)

Published by H_NGM_N BOOKS
106 pages // paperback // 8 x 5 x 0.2 in.
ISBN-10: 098822870X
ISBN-13: 978-0988228702
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"The poetry in this book drew me in and held me for several todays of reading and thinking. That’s what I want every book of poetry to do — to inspire me to “deep attention,” to make sense of right now in my own way. The book is full of epiphany and rapture and the quiet falling of leaves." -- Peter Vanderberg in The Volta.

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Sweet Nothing (2011)

Sweet Nothing (2011)

Published by Lowbrow Press
112 pages // paperback // 8 x 5.2 in.
ISBN-10: 0982955367
ISBN-13: 978-0982955369
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"The flights and whims of Pritts’s imagination hit hardest when he creates a form inside which they can ricochet. “A Sentence” and “Selections from My Morning,” two short recurring sequences, provide Pritts frames from which his mind can depart. In these moments, the poems arrive at a place of vulnerability and sincerity." -- Publishers Weekly

 

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Big Bright Sun (2010)

Big Bright Sun (2010)

Published by BlazeVOX Books
90 pages // paperback // 7.2 x 9 in.
ISBN-10: 1609640209
ISBN-13: 978-1609640200
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"In addition to his adept ability to surprise with double meanings that often occur through enjambment, his control is apparent in the stanza breaks and the attention paid to the individual line as a single, self-embodied unit [...] the use of antiquated diction, code switching, the excessiveness of language and repetition, build an artificial optimism that continually breaks down throughout the book." -- Jake Levine in HTMLGiant

"The only person more dangerous than a dark-hearted man is a dark-hearted man on a sunny day." -- Melissa Broder in The Rumpus

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The Wonderfull Yeare (2009)

The Wonderfull Yeare (2009)

Published by Cooper Dillon
80 pages // paperback // 8 x 5 x 0.2 in.
ISBN: 978-0-9841928-2-3

"Each section of Nate Pritts’s slender, meditative cycle draws its form from a season—the long-lined poems of “Endless Summer” are laid out sideways, for instance, so you have to rotate the book to read them. The haiku-sized numbered sections in “Winter Constellations” accumulate like snowflakes gathering toward the fullness of a snow. Though thoroughly bucolic, nature is neither lamented nor venerated in The Wonderfull Yeare—it just is. Pritts’s world is rich, vivid, intimate, and somewhat troubled." -- Justin Taylor for POETRY Magazine

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Honorary Astronaut (2008)

Honorary Astronaut (2008)

Published by Ghost Road Press
80 pages // paperback // 9 x 6 in.
ISBN-10: 0981652514
ISBN-13: 978-0981652511

"Nate Pritts’ Honorary Astronaut speaks the truth about what it means to be a human. A reader who finds herself inside of these poems feels as though she’s in a cozy room with a ceiling open to a snow-spotted night’s sky. The speakers in Pritts’ poems are warm and insecure in the same moment, often dwelling momentarily within spaces that emphasize the loneliness of living in the world." -- Emily Thomas in Cutbank

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Sensational Spectacular (2007)

Sensational Spectacular (2007)

Published by BlazeVOX Books
70 pages // paperback // 7.3 x 5.5 in.
ISBN-10: 193428906X
ISBN-13: 978-1934289068
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"Science fiction and surreal imagery fold, too, into the often humorous, but no less weighty drama Pritts spins. Readers will come for the humor but stay for the genuine heartache." -- Publishers Weekly

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