Nathan Spoon is an autistic poet with learning disabilities and the author of the debut collection Doomsday Bunker (Swan World) and the limited edition chapbook Fail Better! Feel Great!! (Third Man Books). His poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Gulf Coast, Poem-a-DayPoetryPoetry Daily, and swamp pink, as well as the anthologies The American Sonnet: An Anthology of Poems and Essays, How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope, and The Wonder of Small Things: Poems of Peace and Renewal. He is editor of Queerly, an ally of timemedicine.org, and has read his poems at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University.

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