"...in these poems, Nathan
McClain pressures the world
and reconfigures it."
-C. Dale Young, author of The Halo
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Nathan is a poet, editor, and educator living in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the author of Scale (Four Way Books, 2017), and his poems have recently appeared, or are forthcoming, in New York Times Magazine, Poem-a-Day, The Common, West Branch Wired, upstreet, and Foundry, among others.
from Landscape in Red by David Siqueiros
... Before the fire, my father
left, angry. He went for a walk.
That night, the forest caught fire.
Firemen said no one was to blame.
But there's always someone.
--first published in New Haven Review