"...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 Previously Owned (Four Way Books, 2022), and his poems and prose have recently appeared, or are forthcoming, in Poetry Northwest, Green Mountains Review, Poem-a-Day, The Common, The Critical Flame, and upstreet, among others.  He serves as Poetry Editor of The Massachusetts Review.

FEATURED POEM

 

from "Boy Pulling a Thorn from His Foot"

 

So what

others have moved on

to new rooms? Left

 

you comfortless,

with your notepad

and pen. And what

 

have you learned from

standing here so long

examining pain? No

 

matter how ancient.

What good

has it done you?

--first published in The Rumpus