Sweet Nothing by Nate Pritts

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In SWEET NOTHING, Pritts writes that he keeps "being so / surprised by the happening / that is happening," and the reader will be too. Written in wonder and astonishment, these poems are sweet nothings to the temporary, to the various loves that come and go, to the "already & again" we find ourselves in. The book opens by asking what matters, and throughout the collection it makes the case time and again that a life lived fully, an all-or-nothing approach--even when it blows up--just may be enough. Gina Myers - With Sweet Nothing, Nate Pritts skydives (even more resolutely than he has in the past) into a Whit/man-ic poetics of me and you together (not “me versus you,” not “us versus them,” and certainly not “me so much smarter than everybody else”). These poems go one word, one greeting, one feeling to the next. They were written particularly for all of us. They call us to action—to poems of our own and more importantly to HUMAN BEING yesterday, tomorrow, and right now—however difficult it may be, whatever the cost, with joy at the prospect of making a connection. Matt Hart

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Published September 18, 2011 by Lowbrow Press LLC. 112 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his fifth collection, Pritts strives for a poetry of urgency—”I know there’s something/ I want desperately/ to say/ so I’m saying it”—that never reveals what’s so urgent.

Sep 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Sweet Nothing

Pank Magazine

In the poem “What it Means to be in Transit,” he writes, “I see the street from bird level because I like to feel/the sun in my hair/because this is temporary this moment/this is my time & now/it is gone already.” The idea of appreciating the moment and the ordinary reoccurs again and again in...

May 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Sweet Nothing

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