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March 9, 2024 / The 222 / Healdsburg, CA


May 8, 2024 / The Bishop's School / La Jolla, CA



November 3, 2024 / Bazaar Writers Salon / San Francisco



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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 / Convocation Series, Bethel College/ 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


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 / Chicopee, MA


October 12, 2023 / Williams College / Williamstown, MA



October 13, 2023 / Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts / Princeton, NJ


October 14, 2023 /
P&T Knitwear, with Ilya Kaminsky, Katie Farris, Danielle Chapman, and Colin Channer / New York City


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


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



October 21, 2023 / Southbank Centre for Poetry London, with Michael Hofmann, 
Monica Youn, Milan Děžinský, and L. Renée / London



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


October 25, 2023 / Oxford University, with Hannah Sullivan, Erica McAlpine, and
Declan Ryan / Oxford, England



November 9, 2023 / Dad's Garage, An Evening of Queer Readings / Atlanta, GA


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


December 2, 2023 /
North Figueroa Bookshop, with Katie Ford and Elizabeth
Metzger / 
Los Angeles, CA 



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


December 11, 2023 /
Elliott Bay Book Company, with Gabrielle Bates and Bill Carty 
Seattle, WA


January 7, 2024 / Dominican University, with Armen Davoudian / San Rafael, CA


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


February 3, 2024 /
Point Reyes Books, with Karen Solie, introduced by Forrest Gander / 
Point Reyes Station, CA


February 12, 2024 / Orinda Books, Poetry Circle / Orinda, CA


February 15, 2024 / University of California-Riverside, Writers Week Festival, reading with Jose Hernandez Diaz and Sandra Meek / Zoom


February 15, 2024 / Rock Dove Reading Series @ Tamarack Oakland, with A.A. Vincent, Dāshaun Washington, and Zeina Hashem Beck, Oakland, CA 



February 19, 2024 / Princeton University, Lewis Center for the Arts / Princeton, NJ


February 20, 2024 / KGB Bar, with Colin Channer / New York City 


February 21, 2024 / Black Spring Books, with Ilya Kaminsky, Katie Farris, and Danielle Chapman / Brooklyn, New York


February 22, 2024 / Bird in Hand, with Andrew Motion / Baltimore, MD


 

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Jesse Nathan was raised in northern California and rural Kansas. His first book of poems, Eggtooth, was 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. One poem in the book, "Dame's Rocket," was selected for the Best American Poetry 2024, published by Scribner. Eggtooth was a finalist for the Golden Poppy Award, and the collection has been named the winner of the 2024 New Writers Award in Poetry.
 
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. He's a 2024 LABA Bay Area Fellow.
 
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. Nathan was a founding editor of the McSweeney's Poetry Series. He contributes occasional prose to the the New York Times. 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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