Nate Pritts


Mornings I walk

Rough mountain trail
I leave my hands behind

There are other hands
At work inside me

A brightness
And once

I was water
All water flowing

Pure and alert
There are voices everywhere
Surrounding my thoughts

But I believe

There is fire inside of me
It will not die


Nate Pritts is the Director and Founding Editor of H_NGM_N (2001), an independent publishing house that started as a mimeograph ‘zine, and the author of eight books of poetry, including Decoherence, which won the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award and will be published in the fall of 2017. He lives in the Finger Lakes region of NY State. []

​”Poetry is something I make out of language to convey an essence, an opening, that is beyond logic and language, deeper than image and information. I don’t think of poetry, or poems, as a literary form but as a discipline, an awareness practice, to wake my spirit up, to connect into a vital ecology of energies. I find myself traveling new roads, new pathways in my mind, new perspectives on my experience, deeper interiors of the heart.

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It’s the last purely human creative act we have that offers direct connection to the consciousness of someone else unfettered by online social categorizations or the trappings of commerce.”