J Cage: Music is permanent; only listening is intermittent

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Brenda Sieczkowki reviews IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES (Publication Studio, 2013) at The Rumpus

“These poems remind me that the cost of productive instability, its necessary risk, is that such instability often occasions loss (and forgiveness).”
I am incredibly grateful for the keen insights of Brenda Sieczkowski's expansive review of In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes (Publication Studio, 2013), a companion text in the truest sense. Her discussion of tracking the pitch of “clue-threads” that mark the book’s “projective geometry,” shines so many of the framing overlays I tried to keep myself in the dark about in order to keep moving as it considers the attempt to preserve animality, the suspension between upheavals and “polish” (“coats of varnish”), memorial, decay, and the desire for healing, etc.

Friday, October 3, 2014

"After Lucretius" HICK feat. at LINES

"we are in debt, our every grand attention, in debt to the things we attend: what a potlatch, a thinker; what a potlatch, the world"

Thanks to Abe Smith for the shout-out at LINESMightily honored by it. Glad as a finch to be a part of the HICK POETICS project that he and Shelly Taylor are putting together for Lost Roads alongside so many others whose writing I admire.

Monday, June 9, 2014


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


"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


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.


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.