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September 14, 2023 / Green Apple on the Park / San Francisco
September 16, 2023 / The Kansas Book Festival / Topeka, KS
September 16, 2023 / Kansas City Art Institute, with Hadara Bar-Nadav / Kansas City, MO
September 18, 2023 / Bethel College / North Newton, KS
September 23, 2023 / The School for Rural Creativity / Matfield Green, KS
September 28, 2023 / Boulettes Larder / San Francisco
October 7, 2023 / Book Passage, with Robert Hass / Corte Madera, CA
October 8, 2023 / SEAM Reading Series / Zoom
October 9, 2023 / Buxton Books / Charleston, South Carolina
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 / Exhibit B, with Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris / New York City
October 16, 2023 / The Blacksmith House Reading Series / Cambridge, MA
October 19, 2023 / Ledbury, UK
October 21, 2023 / Southbank Centre, with Poetry London / London
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 New Republic, 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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