Oct 06 2023


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Poetry Reading @ Tsunami Books with Nathan Brown

2585 Willamette St. 541-345-8986. Join us for a late afternoon of Poetry, and maybe even a song or two at Tsunami Books! Scott at Tsunami says…Beth, an Oregon Books Award Poetry Winner, has filled the Bookstore many times with her music performances. She will read from her third book of poetry, Believe The Bird, released in in 2021. We are particularly fortunate to have Nathan Brown, award-winning poet and former Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, in the area to join Beth. Their books and cds will be for available for purchase.

Light Refreshments. 5:30 pm.

About Nathan Brown:

Nathan Brown is an author, songwriter, and award-winning poet living in Wimberley, Texas. He holds a PhD in English and Journalism from the University of Oklahoma where he’s taught for over 20 years. He served as Poet Laureate for the State of Oklahoma in 2013/14, and now travels fulltime performing readings, concerts, workshops and speaking on creativity, poetry, and songwriting.
Nathan has published 25 books. Most recent is his new collection of poems, In the Days of Our Endurance, the fifth in a series now known as the Pandemic Poems Project, a collection of commissioned poems that deal with the days of the pandemic, and a new travel memoir Just Another Honeymoon in France: A Vagabond at Large. Karma Crisis: New and Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Oklahoma Book Award. His earlier book, Two Tables Over, won the Oklahoma Book Award. His most recent album of all original music is “The Streets of San Miguel”, recorded at Blue Rock Studios in Wimberley Texas (featuring Joel Guzman and Warren Hood).
He’s taught songwriting, memoir, poetry, and performance workshops from Tuscany and Ireland to the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon, the Taos Poetry Festival, the Woody Guthrie Festival, Laity Lodge, the Everwood Farmstead Foundation in Wisconsin, as well as for Blue Rock Artist Ranch near Austin, Texas. Nathan’s online live video series The Fire Pit Sessions—inspired by the Pandemic Poems Project—has had over 80,000 views.