Jesse Nathan and Karen Solie

Poetry reading to celebrate the publication of Eggtooth
Jesse Nathan Karen Solie Forrest Gander Point Reyes Books
Saturday, February 3, 2024 - 3:00pm
Dance Palace Church Space
503 B St.
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956



Join us for a special poetry reading to celebrate local poet Jesse Nathan's new collection, Eggtooth (Unbound Edition Press). Jesse will be joined by award-winning poet Karen Solie and will be introduced by Pulitzer Prize winner, Forrest Gander.

"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." -- Robert Hass, from the foreword to Eggtooth

This free event will be held at the Dance Palace Church Space. No registration required.

About the poets

Jesse Nathan was raised in northern California and rural Kansas. He was a founding editor of the McSweeney's Poetry Series, and teaches in the English Department at UC Berkeley. His poems have appeared in the Paris Review, the New York Review of Books, and the Nation, among others. He's been the recipient of fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bread Loaf, the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, and the Ashbery Home School. Eggtooth is his first book.

Karen Solie was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Her collections include Short Haul EngineModern and NormalPigeon, and The Living Option. She has received the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Award, and the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. The Living Option was named one of the best poetry books of 2013 by the National Post (Toronto) and The Independent (London). Solie lives in Toronto, Canada.

Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Desert and lives in California. He taught at Harvard University and Brown University. Gander is a translator and the author of many books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received a Pulitzer Prize, the Best Translated Book Award, and fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Whiting, and United States Artists Foundations.

Eggtooth By Jesse Nathan Cover Image
ISBN: 9798987019900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Unbound Edition Press - September 5th, 2023

The Caiplie Caves: Poems By Karen Solie Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374602895
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 13th, 2021

Twice Alive By Forrest Gander Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811230292
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - May 4th, 2021