USF Hosts Reading from Poet Nate Pritts

October 6, 2017


Pritts is the founder and editor of H_NGM_N literary journal and H_NGM_N BKS. Born in Syracuse, New York, he earned an M.F.A. from Warren WilsThe University of Saint Francis School of Liberal Arts and Sciences welcomes poet Nate Pritts to the USF Business Center Cyber Café, 826 Ewing Street, on Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m. for a public reading as part of the school’s Sullivan Reading Series.on College in 2000 and a Ph.D. in creative writing and British Romanticism from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. His full-length collections of poetry include “Sensational Spectacular” (2007), “Honorary Astronaut” (2008), “The Wonderfull Yeare: a shepherd’s calendar” (2010), “Big Bright Sun” (2010) and “Sweet Nothing” (2011).

Pritts has been compared to the New York School poets, including Frank O’Hara, for his joyous revelry in shifting registers of language. Reviewer Olivia Cronk observed: “Pritts uses the language, tone and awkward silliness of a 1950s sci-fi-comicbook-pow-bang-robot-technical-failure world.” Cronk ultimately identified Pitts as an “everyman, heart wrenchingly casting his powerless fist up into the air as the flying machines and automated check-out lines further crush his soul.”

The Sullivan Reading Series events are free of charge and open to the public.

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and three team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.