New PDF release: Anyone (Phoenix Poets)

By Nate Klug

Milton’s God

Where I-95 meets The Pike,

a ponderous thunderhead flowered—


stewed a minute, then flipped

like a flash card, tattered

edges crinkling in, linings so dark

with over the top bright


that, status, ready, on the overpass edge,

the onlooker couldn’t decide


until the tip, or perhaps then,

what used to be printed and what were hidden.



Using various types and attaining a number of musical results, Nate Klug’s Anyone lines the unraveling of astonishment upon small scenes—natural and family, political and religious—across America’s East and Midwest. The book’s identify foregrounds the anonymity it seeks via numerous capacity: first, via shut commentary (a concrete observed, a goshawk, a bicyclist); and, moment, through translation (satires from Horace and Catullus, and excerpts from Virgil’s Aeneid). Uniquely between modern poetry volumes, Anyone demonstrates fluency within the paradoxes of a spiritual lifestyles: “To stand someday / outdoor my religion . . . or preserve ready / to be claimed in it.” Engaged with theology and the classics yet by no means abstruse, the entire whereas the poems stay grounded within the out of the ordinary, actual global of “what it really is to believe: /  moods, part moods, / swarming, then darting loose.”

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