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An Affective Singularity (Nate Pritts)

14 Jan

GUEST POST EXCERPT: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/an-affective-singularity

Today’s guest post, an affective singularity, comes from Nate Pritts, who shared why he writes poetry back in July.

An Affective Singularity

We live in a time of conspicuous destruction. Material creation, the biological sphere, spiritual reality – each of these realms are being dragged apart resulting in a fractured world marked by implacable fragmentation, forced estrangement, a fundamental decoherence.

REVIEW EXCERPT: entropymag.org

The first poem, “A Responding Noise,” in Nate Pritts’ eighth collection, Decoherence (42 Miles Press), launches itself in response to an utterance unheard—as of yet—by the reader, yet crucial in presenting clues about the book’s trajectory and poetic commitments. The poem’s perspective largely belongs to a speaker invested in both navigating and describing a world seen as “…so tender” but also “…still so dark.” The disarming directness here of this speaker’s discourse, of the speaker’s stated desire to be open and honest with the reader, gains traction from the word “still.” Does “still” here refer to the ongoing condition of darkness? We can also open the possibility of “still” as the cessation of movement, the fear of what happens when we stop moving, as in Robert Creeley’s “I Know A Man”? Although many of the poems in Decoherence contain and describe individual people in motion (or considering various motions), the ways in which Pritts uses blank space also creates moments of stillness, pauses between clauses and images, allowing readers to experience the speaker’s uncertainties and second-guesses, pressurized by the idea of an elusive coherence.

Finish reading the review here.

 

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‘Decoherence’ was Reviewed by PW

17 Sep

Nate Pritt’s Decoherence was reviewed by Poets & Writer’s this week.

Excerpt from the review:
“In his cerebral eighth collection, Pritts (Post Human) cycles through the many metaphorical connotations of light, investigating each at close range, and laments the ephemerality of experience…”

To read the rest of the review click here.

17 Sep

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Decoherence // Poems by Nate Pritts Available for Pre-Order

9 Aug

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from the forthcoming Decoherence by Nate Pritts.

For more information or to pre-order click here.

 

What’s new around the office?

29 Jul

What’s new around the office this fine Saturday morning? A bottle of Dasani, a bag of Harvest Cheddar SunChips (both from the 1st-floor vending machine)… oh, and what’s this? Nate Pritt’s Decoherence has arrived. Let the pre-order madness begin.

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Announcing the Semi-Finalists/ Finalists for the (2017) 42 Miles Press Poetry Award

30 Jun

We are pleased to announce this year’s semi-finalists/ finalists for the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award.

We will be announcing the winner and updating the list to distinguish between finalists and semi-finalists by July 6, 2017.

THE FINALISTS AND SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE 2017 42 MILES PRESS POETRY AWARD (in no particular order):

I Am Trying to Remember – Charissa Menefee
Rules for Rearrangement – Julie Babcock
I Love You but I Don’t Speak Your Language – Jason Bredle
The Chalk Line – Susan Sonde
Glass Is Glass Water Is Water – Rae Gouirand
Future Erstwhile Century – Bill Rasmovicz
Air, Light, Dust, Shadow, Distance – Mary Ann Samyn
A Girl Could Disappear Like This – Deborah Schwartz
A Theory for What Just Happened – Laurie Blauner
Brightness This – Franciszka Voeltz
Posthumous Noon – Aaron Baker
You Are Still Alive – William Stobb
In Migration – Kimberly Kruge
Comfort – Sarah Heady
American Oak – Jake Young
The Failure of My Music – Robert Evory
Repeater – Michael Peterson
With Love, Etcetera – Michael Robins
Almost a Member of the Family – Margo Mensing
Polyvalence – Jayson Iwen
Superstition Freeway – Miles Waggener
Under a Hill – Mary B. Leader
Days Since a Lost Time Accident – Steve Bellin
Temple of Bureaucratic Kindness – Brad Johnson
Covenant – Maureen Mulhern
House Is an Enigma – Emma Bolden
Country House – Sarah Barber
Go Because I Love You – Jared Harel
Elsewhere, That Small – Monica Berlin
Little Room, Small Ground – Monica Berlin
The Three-legged World – Peter Grandbois

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Last year’s winner Decoherence by Nate Pritts is coming fall 2017. Pre-order available soon. Questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact us directly.

DECOHERENCE

12 Jun

From Mind the Bird Media:

Nate PrittsDECOHERENCE arrives this October from 42 Miles Press! David Rivard says, “I love [Pritts’] loyalty to the incidental, the moments where our truest feelings reveal themselves. He reminds me a bit of Joseph Ceravolo—he takes the bewilderment that we so often feel and he turns it into a spell devised to heal us.”

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