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Sensational Spectacular by Nate Pritts

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Sensational Spectacular Nate Pritts BlazeVOX [books]

 The speaker of many of these poems is like the blogger for a small group of friends, the ingenuous comedian whose darker thoughts are disguised in whimsy, irony, & slapstick. He is unassuming, unflappable, pleased to be here, simultaneously grandiose & poking fun at it. These poems are full of hopes & dreams, but behind them is the knowledge that we usually repeat our errors. That’s our destiny. Our mission is to fight against it, to tilt at the windmills, knowing we will lose.

—Steve Orlen

As its exuberant title suggests, Sensational Spectacular is a book of double energies, hurling out voluble, self-sparking poems on one side while clocking the reader upside the head with the essential loneliness of the lyric (and the universe) on the other.

—Joyelle McSweeney

If poetry were a planet without atmosphere and gravity poor, Nate Pritts might be found trekking toward the jagged rim of a smoldering volcano, his space helmet gleaming in the sun. Not even the lead shoes of his humanity could prevent his attempt to leap across the crater in a single bound. Boing! Yet, Pritts knows that we more resemble lost astronauts than supermen.

William Waltz



Originally from Syracuse, NY, Nate Pritts has his Bachelor‚s degree from SUNY Brockport, an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College & a Ph.D. in Creative Writing & British Romanticism from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. His poems & writings about poetry have appeared in many journals including Southern Review, Conduit, Gulf Coast, DIAGRAM & Cimarron Review. The editor of H_NGM_N, an online journal of poetry & poetics, Nate divides his time between Lafayette & Natchitoches, Louisiana. He works in advertising.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 108 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] ( 2007 )
· ISBN: 1-934289-06-X
· LCCN: 2007931499

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