February 5 at 2:30 pm, visiting scholar and poet Jesse Nathan will engage students in a dialogue about careers in creative writing, publishing, and editing in the Watzek Library classroom. The conversation will be followed by a poetry reading at 4 pm in the Armstrong Lounge, Frank Manor.
During the week of February 4, the William Stafford Archives will be hosting Jesse Nathan, whose poems have been published in jubilat, the Nation, the American Poetry Review, Gigantic, and many other magazines. He is the author of a chapbook of poems, Dinner (Milk Machine, 2009). Nathan’s essays and journalism have appeared in Adbusters, the San Francisco Chronicle, Tin House, Poetry International, McSweeney’s, the Believer, and elsewhere. Nathan is an editor at McSweeney’s, and for several years was managing editor of the Best American Nonrequired Reading. A founding editor of the McSweeney’s Poetry Series, he is working on a PhD in English Literature at Stanford. He lives south of San Francisco.