"...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.

FEATURED POEM

 

from "They said I was an alternate"

 

 so I thought like an alternate

Answered black when asked

where is the nearest bathroom

guilty

as charged when

the barista called the name

I made up...

 

--first published in Foundry

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