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J Cage: Music is permanent; only listening is intermittent

Monday, December 19, 2016

Abby Minor reviews Hick Poetics

"I read rural poets to find out how we handle the ideologies we’ve inherited, how we echo or interrupt the interlocking isms and fears that still haunt our rural imaginary." 
Awesome review of Hick Poetics: An Anthology of Contemporary Rural American Poetry (Lost Roads Press, 2015) by Abby Minor at The Fourth River that addresses issues of inclusivity/representation, the performance of "authenticity," romanticization, "the insufferable tidiness of bourgeois aesthetics," rust --so many of the concerns Kirsten Jorgenson and I were thinking about when we curated the Visiting Writers Series at ASU. Glad as an overripe peach to be moving/ moved as compost--the (w)reading of so many friends.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

ASPASIOLOGY/ Feral Poppies

Third set of “Feral Poppies” (for Michelle Detorie)
Honored to be able to contribute to the new Aspasiology study on/ celebration of Michelle Detorie and her presence in the world: http://www.aspasiology.com/current-study1.html.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Honored to be able to take time with Michelle Detorie's AFTER-CAVE. This is a stunning, visionary, deeply important book dedicated to grounding acts of kindness and the wild ecological wholeness of a post-human future. Thanks to Tarpaulin Sky for having me!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

on sale in July at Horse Less Press

My second book, EVERY LIVING ONE, is currently available for $10 at Horse Less Press!

“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
+Keep right on digging around in your couch cushions because the horse less press July Book Sale also features Kristi Maxwell’s PLAN/K, Phil Estes’ HIGH LIFE, Jessica Comola’s EVERYTHING WE MET CHANGED FORM AND FOLLOWED THE REST, Kirsten Jorgenson’s SEDIMENT & VEIL, and Sara Woods’ SARA OR THE EXISTENCE OF FIRE.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

St. Clair/ hometown River

Stepping down into 

>   >   >   >   of light

Saturday, May 28, 2016

My kinda church.

R Creeley: "No one/ there. Everyone/ here."

Friday, May 13, 2016

David Mucklow of Colorado Review talks The Arcadia Project/ Hick Poetics

David Mucklow of Colorado Review talks about The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press, 2012) and Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press, 2015)--two anthologies that I love and seek company in all the time/ feel incredibly proud to be a part of.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Interim vol. 33 issue 1

So glad to have poems in the stellar new issue of Interim alongside Hanna, Geoff, GC, and co. Don't live where I wrote them anymore because je este un autre, etc. (Or, like G just said, we don't have enough triangles for eyes.) But, Goddman, I loved to watch the fog melt back over the pasture. Thanks to Claudia and Derek for having me!