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October 7, 2023 / Book Passage, with Robert Hass / Corte Madera, CA

October 8, 2023 / SEAM Reading Series / Zoom

October 9, 2023 / Buxton Books, with Atsuro Riley and Danielle Chapman / Charleston, SC

October 11, 2023 / Elms College, at the Blue House / Chicopee, MA

October 12, 2023 / Williams College / Williamstown, MA

October 13, 2023 / Princeton University / Princeton, NJ

October 14, 2023 / PT Knitwear, with Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris / New York City

October 16, 2023 / The Blacksmith House Reading Series, with Ron Slate / Cambridge, MA

October 19, 2023 / Ledbury Poetry House, Ledbury, UK

October 21, 2023 / Southbank Centre, for Poetry London, with Michael Hofmann / London

October 23, 2023 / University of St Andrews / St Andrews, Scotland

mber 14, 2023 / UC Davis, Creative Writing Series / Davis, CA 

December 7, 2023 / Lunch Poems, UC Berkeley / Berkeley

December 11, 2023 / Elliott Bay Books / Seattle, WA

January 7, 2024 / Dominican University / San Rafael, CA

January 31, 2024 / Literati, with Linda Gregerson / Ann Arbor, MI

February 3, 2024 / Point Reyes Books, with Karen Solie / Point Reyes Station, CA

March 7, 2024 / The 222 / Healdsburg, CA

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September 14, 2023 / Green Apple on the Park, with Richie Hofmann and
Armen Davoudian / San Francisco

September 16, 2023 / The Kansas Book Festival / Topeka, KS

September 16, 2023 / A Common Sense Reading Series, with Hadara Bar-Nadav / Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

September 18, 2023 / Bethel College Convocation / North Newton, KS

September 23, 2023 / The School for Rural Creativity / Matfield Green, KS

September 28, 2023 / Boulettes Larder / San Francisco

September 29, 2023 / The Berkeley Institute, with Danielle Chapman / Berkeley



Jesse Nathan was raised in northern California and rural Kansas. His first book of poems, Eggtooth, will be published by Unbound Edition Press in 2023. It was Peter Campion’s first acquisition for the press, and the collection includes a foreword by Robert Hass.
Nathan’s poetry has appeared in the New York Review of Books, the Paris Review, the American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, BOMB, The Nation, The Believer, Zyzzyva, and the inaugural issue of Revel, among other magazines. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Stanford University, the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, Bread Loaf, the Community of Writers, the Ashbery Home School, and the Kansas Arts Commission.
Marie Mutsuki Mockett calls Nathan’s poems “incredibly beautiful,” and Katie Ford describes Eggtooth as “one of the newborn wonders of the world.” These are poems, writes Major Jackson, “written to reverberate through the ages.” “Jesse Nathan’s Eggtooth is an ambitious, brilliant rethinking of what making a poem is,” says Frank Bidart. “Again and again the author makes us feel that we have been present at the creation.”
Nathan’s translations from the Popol Vuh, done with his nephew and brother-in-law, have appeared in Poetry, and they were the subject of a Poetry podcast hosted by Srikanth Reddy. He's made translations of Alfonsina Storni and Brenda Solís-Fong with his sister, and these have appeared in Mantis and Poetry International. He was a founding editor of the McSweeney's Poetry Series. With Ilya Kaminsky and Dominic Luxford, he edited In the Shape of a Human Body I Am Visiting on Earth: Poems from Far and Wide. Nathan’s reviews and interviews appear in the online McSweeney's series “Short Conversations with Poets.” He teaches in the English Department at UC Berkeley.


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