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Nathaniel Perry

Nathaniel Perry’s first collection of poems, Nine Acres (Copper Canyon, 2011), won the American Poetry Review/​Honickman First Book Prize. He is the editor of the Hampden-​Sydney Poetry Review and lives with his family in rural Southside Virginia.



Sturgeon Moon

Winter 2014 | Poetry

I can still see it, just a touch of what
you might call its lip, or maybe a long knife-ready
underbelly. The sturgeon moon is swimming