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Monday, June 9, 2014

PUBLICATION STUDIO PORTLAND, ORE., TOUR

Check out this studio visit to Publication Studio Portland, Ore., the publisher of my book IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES (Publication Studio, 2013), featured at Portland Supply Co. I'm incredibly happy that IN THE MARLBE is a part of the energy of this space and I am forever grateful to Patricia No and Antonia Pinter. 

Copies of IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES are available at the Publication Studio site. Here's a scan from inside


Friday, June 6, 2014

EVERY LIVING ONE (Horse Less Press, 2015)

THRILLED and incredibly thankful that my second book, EVERY LIVING ONE, will be a part of Horse Less Press' stellar 2015 catalog!! Kiss your fellas/ old ladies, babies, dogs, and all your doorways. Spill a little whiskey on the floor.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Megan Burns on IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES

"Hauke’s language is consistently stunning in both his word choice and in his timing to deliver what he will tell and what he will remove. In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes delivers not only a breathtaking poem but also intrigues the reader with the making of itself. It takes on the idea of the archaic pastoral in the age of post-language poetry, and it seamlessly welds the concept of beauty captured in the line with the relentless pursuit for that elusive creature. 'Trust the smudge that allows one to tear/ through into another,' Hauke tells us. The poet smudges the page and we wander with them: trust."

I am so grateful to Megan Burns this incredibly sharp and expansive review of IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES (Publication Studio, 2013) in the new H_NGM_N

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Jen Tynes on Antlers and Nathan Hauke in LINES at Lost Roads

Stunned by and incredibly grateful for the care and sprawling precision of Jen Tynes' riffs on the opening lines of IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES (Publication Studio, 2013) at Lost Roads: "The speed of thinking sometimes gets out of step with the speed of movement or action, so some leap-frog happens: a speaker ends up in constant displacement or uncanniness. Walking through a doorway only sort of purges our event models: we remember enough to know we missed something, that once we were on a slightly different side of the room." Thanks, Jen!


Friday, January 17, 2014


 IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES  Copies!


Very glad to receive copies of my first book, In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes (Publication Studio 2013), in the mail this week! Big thanks to Patricia No and Antonia Pinter at Publication Studio Portland, Ore. for the tremendous patience and care they put into this project.






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Joseph Lease has said, “In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes is gorgeous and heartbreaking, and it changes everything. Nathan Hauke is one of the best poets writing today.” A visual compost that tracks the breakdown of a marriage next to the process of writing the manuscript text through layers of old letters, handwritten journals and earlier drafts, In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes, is a postmodern eclogue that attempts to address upheaval by exploring the way divorce rewires pastoral imaginations of place. These poems were hand-edited and those edits appear in facsimile transcription, a transparent erasure of things past that marks the force with which poverty strips away static notions of identity to reveal what is and is not essential to generative contact with the world. A sequence from In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes was recently featured in the “Textual Ecologies” section of The Arcadia Project: Postmodern North American Pastoral (Ahsahta 2012). Hauke’s poems have been published in a wide variety of journals including American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Interim, The Laurel Review, and New American Writing.

Here's a link to the Publication Studio store.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DISRUPTING THE MONOLOGIC OF THE SOLITARY SINGER: AN INTERVIEW WITH POET/ PUBLISHER PAUL NAYLOR

Here's a link to "Disrupting the Solitary Singer," an interview that I did with poet/ publisher Paul Naylor for Drunken Boat #18.


Paul Naylor: “Attempting to step to the side of what I called our ‘habitual anthropocentric perspective’ requires some counterprograming, so to speak, and the only way I know of to enact that counterprograming is through adopting particular practices that go against the grain of “business as usual.” For me, tai chi, zazen, and, of course, writing poetry are particular practices I cultivate to widen my perspective. Most of the ideologies we’re confronted with every day ask us to think of our minds and bodies as separate realms, each with their own desires and rationales that, more often than not, set up a conflict between those two realms that—again, more often than not—render us less resistant to the seductions of those ideologies. I see tai chi, zazen, and poetry as practices that help me resist those demands; those practices invariably bring me back to the fact that my mind and body aren’t separate realms, which helps render the ‘divide and conquer’ strategy of contemporary consumer culture somewhat less effective.”
So glad for the opportunity to have this talk with Paul across the edge of last summer.

Thanks to review editor, Shira Dentz, and Drunken Boat for having me!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES 

























This is a scan of the first page of my first book, IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES, and I'm THRILLED to announce that it's finally available at Publication Studio. I am tremendously grateful to Patricia No and Antonia Pinter/ Publication Studio (Portland) for taking so much care to honor this compost book and its unusual habits. 
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Joseph Lease has said, “In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes is gorgeous and heartbreaking, and it changes everything. Nathan Hauke is one of the best poets writing today.” A visual compost that tracks the breakdown of a marriage next to the process of writing the manuscript text through layers of old letters, handwritten journals and earlier drafts, In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes, is a postmodern eclogue that attempts to address upheaval by exploring the way divorce rewires pastoral imaginations of place. These poems were hand-edited and those edits appear in facsimile transcription, a transparent erasure of things past that marks the force with which poverty strips away static notions of identity to reveal what is and is not essential to generative contact with the world. A sequence from In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes was recently featured in the “Textual Ecologies” section of The Arcadia Project: Postmodern North American Pastoral (Ahsahta 2012). Hauke’s poems have been published in a wide variety of journals including American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Interim, The Laurel Review, and New American Writing.