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Sunday, April 5, 2015

HICK POETICS






Man alive, I am so grateful to be included in the HICK POETICS anthology (Lost Roads Press, 2015) alongside so many others whose work I admire. Thanks again to Abraham Smith and Shelly Taylor for having me!


See y’all at Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis next week!
http://heyevent.com/event/1400226623626324/hick-poetics-awp-reading-release-party

Thursday, February 26, 2015
















Stunned by the arrival of Every Living One amidst snow melt this afternoon! ! ! I am incredibly grateful to Jen Tynes and horse less press for giving it a home, David Ruhlman for the use of his gorgeous handmade book, "Felt" (2004), for the cover, and Alban Fischer's innovate design work. 
Paul Naylor has said, "In Every Living One, Nathan Hauke, like Ronald Johnson, works the compost heap left by the New England Transcendentalists—Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau all leave traces throughout this careful, delicate, yet tough-minded book. Hauke’s world is—as it should be—a more broken, more littered world than his predecessors, a world composed of as much consumer debris as natural beauty. And it’s to our benefit that Hauke has the tenacity and integrity not to turn his back on either, allowing him to take us to the numinous edge of perception: ‘There is must be a higher origin of.’ Every Living One explores the isn’t as much as the is of that possible higher origin, all while facing directly the sorrows of death and poverty haunting everyday life; yet beneath that layer of sorrow we find at the book’s core a ‘Raw knot of gratitude.’ That gratitude comes through on each page of this compelling book.” 
Order your copy at horse less: http://horselesspress.org/…/pre-order-nathan-haukes-every-…/ Or, let me know if you're interested in writing a review and I'll send one along myself.
Here's a peak inside ::





Friday, February 6, 2015






































Thrilled to be able to reveal the cover my new book, EVERY LIVING ONE (Horse Less Press, 2015). Thanks again to Jen Tynes and Horse Less Press for giving it a home! Thanks to David Ruhlman for the use of his gorgeous handmade book, "Felt" (2004), for the cover, and thanks to Alban Fischer for his visionary design work. 

You can preorder EVERY LIVING ONE at Horse Less Press alongside Nikki Wallschlaeger's HOUSES, Sara Peck and Jared Joseph's here you are, and Anne Cecelia Holmes' The Jitters. 

Early praise::

“To show and to affirm the image of the world is a rash act anymore, as nowadays we read and write for colorless grammarians. Nathan Hauke, thank heaven, is a rash man, a poet who loves the precipice he finds in every image and in his mind’s eye. He is the glad captive of a good world and of its graces. Every Living One tells the bright, bright story of that captivity.”
—Donald Revell

“This book of poetry is an active remembering. ‘But who / can say the order of things,’ asks the poet, along with Michel Foucault. See the clear and precarious moments of sun and snow, the world of industry and nature, the poignancy of human nature. ‘Addicted to language,’ Hauke’s cutting edge tracks thought’s shining immediacy.”
—Norma Cole

“In Every Living One, Nathan Hauke, like Ronald Johnson, works the compost heap left by the New England Transcendentalists—Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau all leave traces throughout this careful, delicate, yet tough-minded book. Hauke’s world is—as it should be—a more broken, more littered world than his predecessors, a world composed of as much consumer debris as natural beauty. And it’s to our benefit that Hauke has the tenacity and integrity not to turn his back on either, allowing him to take us to the numinous edge of perception: ‘There is must be a higher origin of.’ Every Living One explores the isn’t as much as the is of that possible higher origin, all while facing directly the sorrows of death and poverty haunting everyday life; yet beneath that layer of sorrow we find at the book’s core a ‘Raw knot of gratitude.’ That gratitude comes through on each page of this compelling book.”
—Paul Naylor

“What if the secret heart of rural America were a still waiting, an all-but-silent psalm? These lyrics are delicate, involuted fossils of a trance-like attention that somehow does not exclude chronic underemployment, neighbors up on assault charges, and other vicissitudes of contemporary rural living. In the tradition of C.D. Wright, besmilr brigham, and perhaps Lorine Niedecker above all, these are poems ‘learning the mirror and field guide,’ becoming ‘a process of mapping’—not just of place, but also of being-in-place, an angled consciousness that pares itself away even as the lines all but dissolve on the reader’s sympathetic eye-tongue.”
—G.C. Waldrep

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New poems in Denver Quarterly 

The current issue of Denver Quarterly (Vol. 49 No. 2) is AMAZING and I'm so grateful to be a part of it. Thanks to my folks for letting me write on their deck. Thanks to the neighbors for neglecting their trampoline for so long that it feels like home. Thanks to Frankie, the beast in question.






Forest Gospel 
I feel incredibly honored that Nick Potter included IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES (Publication Studio) on his list of favorite books for 2014 at Forest Gospel. Thanks kindly, Nick! 
We're longtime fans of Nick's work in our nest. Check out his awesome Tumblr: Big Gorgeous Jazz Machine, if you haven't seen it: http://nickfrancispotter.tumblr.com


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FURTHER UPLANDS AND IN MORE WIDE-LYING PASTURES: NATHAN HAUKE'S IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES, BY DEREK POLLARD

“If you are interested in poetry that both floats and stings, that teases at the felicities of language while insistently questioning its own authority, In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes will reward with each new reading. At their most compelling, the poems in the collection are, as John Ashbery has remarked of Brice Marden’s paintings, not ‘like so much of today’s art, allusions or comments, however oblique, on ideas that are elsewhere: they are themselves what is happening.’ And here, what is happening is well worth paying attention to.”

I am completely in awe of this incredibly generous and attentive review of In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes (Publication Studio, 2013) that Derek Pollard wrote for Drunken Boat. Its intelligence is as telescoped and wildly expansive as its company is immediate; it reminds me to company.
EVERY LIVING ONE is available for pre-order at Horse Less Press with a holiday discount/ giving thanks


I am very glad to say that all of the materials for my second book, Every Living One (horse less press, 2015), went out to designer Alban Fischer last week and want to take an opportunity to give thanks. Thanks to horse less, Alban, Poets in Need, and so many others who have helped this book along in one way or another: Kirsten Jorgenson, Brenda Sieczkowski (with her diamond-cutter’s eye), Mike Sikkema, Jen Tynes, Shira Dentz, and G.C. Waldrep, Donald Revell, Joseph Lease, Donna de la Perrière, Hank Lazer, Craig Dworkin, Paisley Rekdal, Karen Brennan, Pepper Luboff, Ely Shipley, Gina Myers, Hazel McClure, Caroline Klocksiem, Geoff Babbitt, Kathryn Cowles, Cami Nelson, Eryn Green, Christine Marshall, Stacy Kidd, Derek Henderson, Jen Denrow, and Erika Howsare. All you working doggers. All the fossils left in the dirt.
Paul Naylor has said, “In Every Living One, Nathan Hauke, like Ronald Johnson, works the compost heap left by the New England Transcendentalists—Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau all leave traces throughout this careful, delicate, yet tough-minded book. Hauke’s world is—as it should be—a more broken, more littered world than his predecessors, a world composed of as much consumer debris as natural beauty. And it’s to our benefit that Hauke has the tenacity and integrity not to turn his back on either, allowing him to take us to the numinous edge of perception: ‘There is must be a higher origin of.’ Every Living One explores the isn’t as much as the is of that possible higher origin, all while facing directly the sorrows of death and poverty haunting everyday life; yet beneath that layer of sorrow we find at the book’s core a ‘Raw knot of gratitude.’ That gratitude comes through on each page of this compelling book.” 
You can preorder Every Living One as a stand alone stocking stuffer at the horse less press site.
OR, better yet, treat yourself as you support an amazing press and pick up Every Living One alongside the rest of the exciting 2015 horse less catalogue: Sara Peck and Jared Joseph’s here you are, Nikki Wallschlaeger’s HOUSES, and Anne Cecelia Holmes’ The Jitters.
Here’s a scan from “Bones or Branches,” a long poem at the center of the book that was published in TYPO 17. Thanks again to Adam Clay and Matthew Henriksen for having me!


*Let me know if you’re interested in writing a review and I’ll hook you up.