Poetry. "This semi-hallucinated cycle of poems proffers laconic variations on themes of disaster, faced down by detachment and glints of comedy. Nathaniel Hutner lives intimately with language in its simplest forms"-Roger Shattuck." ".Hutner's poetry shows us that there is an introspection so intense it becomes impersonal-a way of registering the general condition..There is the sound here of what poetry has and must become after September 11"-Peter Dimock. Nathaniel Hutner grew up in Middlebury, VT, and Princeton, NJ. He holds classical diplomas from Exeter and Harvard and has done graduate work at Gottingen and Oxford. He has also been a dishwasher, a lunch cook, a stable boy and an employee of the Strand bookstore. For twenty years he worked on Wall Street. He now writes full time and lives in Brooklyn.