American poet Jesse Nathan makes his first ever visit to the UK to launch his highly anticipated debut poetry collection Eggtooth. Thanks to a new collaboration with Poetry London, Ledbury Poetry is able to host this unique event. Jesse Nathan is a founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series “Short Conversations with Poets.” Raised in northern California and rural Kansas, Nathan lives in Oakland, California, and teaches in the English department at UC Berkeley.
“I love the poems in Eggtooth. I love their knife’s edge temporal and moral balancing. I love the way they call the bluff on citified notions of pastoral. I love the way they make me see anew.” — Linda Gregerson
“Here is the Gerard Manley Hopkins of the 21st-century: poignant and sprung”- Major Jackson