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Jesse Nathan

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Jesse Nathan was raised in northern California and rural Kansas. He teaches literature at UC Berkeley, and he was a founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series. His poems have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, and The New Republic.

Eggtooth, his first collection of poems, features a foreword by Robert Hass, and is forthcoming in September 2023 from Unbound Edition Press. Read more about this highly anticipated title here. 

Praise for Eggtooth

Jesse Nathan’s Eggtooth is an ambitious, brilliant rethinking of what making a poem is. Again and again the author makes us feel that we have been present at the creation.

Frank Bidart

Poems written to reverberate through the ages...

Major Jackson

Eggtooth is one of the newborn wonders of the world ...

Katie Ford

Here poetry is a pleasure, a thrill ...

Fady Joudah

I love the poems in Eggtooth ... I love the way they make me see anew.

Linda Gregerson

I can’t think of another writer who so clearly sees the land for what it is: the actual organ from which we emerge and whose fate is directly linked to our own ...

Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Brilliant and unexpected ... This is gorgeous writing ... It registers at the level of sound the way everything is like and not like everything else; it creates an ecosystem of echoic effects ... A book about growing up ... about, made out of, an intense, sensual sense of place.