by Nate Pritts
H_NGM_N BKS 2013
Reviewed by Lucy Biederman
“…the leading man in a Romantic poem”
Nate Pritts has said that he is interested in poetry as opposed to individual poems. One can locate this focus in the attention and emphasis Pritts places on creating and forming a speaker/self across the space of a book. In his sixth book, Right Now More Than Ever (H_NGM_N BKS 2013), Pritts not only allows but cultivates a sense of the tossed-off, the experiment, even the mistaken—there are tries within these poems that other poets might have edited out or not have thought to include in a poem in the first place.
Much of this book is spent considering the imperative to poetry and engaging with and against the traditional or expected…