by Nate Pritts


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Poetry. Quiet, introspective, and darkly comedic, Nate Pritts' DECOHERENCE gathers strength like a giant wave. Pritts' syntax declares an argument for his style that calls up Frank O'Hara in its blend of playfulness with the slow machinations of the speaker's psyche.

At some moments elegant, lyrical, and seamless; at others limping and broken, DECOHERENCE nevertheless swims along purposefully across leaps and omissions, navigating both tension and ease in a series of emotional risks.

"Reading Nate Pritts' new collection DECOHERENCE, I am reminded of the phrase 'do you see what I am saying?' 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 see what he's saying. Be illuminated by DECOHERENCE."—Kimiko Hahn

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983074793
Publisher: 42 Miles Press
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Nate Pritts is the author of eight books of poetry, including Post Human (A-Minor Books, 2016) and The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon, 2010), and more than a dozen chapbooks including Life Event (Artifact Press), Sky Poems (Greying Ghost Press), BIG BRIGHT SUN (BlazeVOX books, 2010), SENSATIONAL SPECTACULAR (BlazeVOX books, 2007) and DECOHERENCE (42 Miles Press, 2017) . His poems, and writings about poetry, have been published in American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, Writers Digest and many other places. He is also the Director and Founding Editor of H_NGM_N Books (b. 2001), an independent publishing house that started as a mimeograph 'zine. Pritts is Associate Professor at Ashford University. He lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.

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